While Jamie is new to the community at Andrews Academy Lake Saint Louis, he has 23 years teaching and administrative experience in St. Louis independent and public schools. Jamie holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UMSL and a Master's degree in Educational Processes from Maryville University. He is passionate about teaching and has spent most of his career in the middle school history and language arts classroom. Jamie has been known to say, "I would rather spend my days with sixth graders than with anybody else!" He loves history, geography, and literature, and Jamie especially loves leading his students to become lifelong readers and to reach their fullest potential.
During his career, Jamie has served in nearly every capacity at various schools. In 2001, he was recognized as an Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) Teacher of Distinction, and he received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Jamie was also honored to serve as a member of FOCUS St. Louis Leadership for Teachers. He has taught fifth grade in the Kirkwood School District, sixth grade at Community School, and fourth, fifth, and sixth grades at Chesterfield Day School. Jamie was also school principal at Chesterfield Day School, St. Albans. Jamie is a founding board member of a local non-profit, and for the past few years he served as the Director of Development for that organization.
Jamie and his wife, Betsy, live Creve Coeur where they have raised four children. While their children are now grown, Jamie and Betsy still enjoy spending time with them whenever they can. Jamie sings and plays guitar, and he enjoys opportunities to share his many talents.