John is married to Kathy who is also a teacher at SCS. They have three adult children: Kathryn, Sam, and Ben. John grew up in Orange City, Iowa, and went to college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His first teaching job was in Lake Worth, Florida which is also where he met and married Kathy. For the last 30 years he has taught science and many other subjects at SCS. He is passionate about teaching young adults, especially those with unique personalities and those living in unique circumstances. He loves spending time with his family and in his garden.