AVID Science Trainer Staff Development 2016, 2017
Seward County Science & Math Conference 2017
International Science Fair, Los Angeles, 2017; Phoenix, 2016; Phoenix, 2013; Pittsburgh, 2012; Los Angeles, 2011
AVID Summer Institute 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
AVID Path Training, Denver, 2013
Hazmat Training, 2015
I began teaching at USD 480 in 1992 at South Middle School as the 8th grade Earth Science teacher
I moved up to Liberal High School in 1996 to teach chemistry and coordinate the Disrict Science Fair.
I currently teach Honors Chemistry, College Chemistry and Senior AVID.
Before coming to Liberal, I taught at Perry Junior High School in Perry, OK for two years and prior to that I taught biology and chemistry at Mannford High School, Mannford, OK on the shores of Lake Keystone.
From 1991-1999, I also taught a pre-collegiate 6 week summer academy for 8 years at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station at Lake Texoma.
Married to Mel Westerman in 1982
3 grown and married children: Tyler, Taryn and Ashlyn
Three furry children: Zoey and Hoss- dogs
Kasey the 19 yr old cat
Watching volleyball, gardening, playing with grandsons, and spending time with family
Genealogy, fishing and being crafty