Dom entered the education game a little later in life but throughout his stints in the private sector, always gravitated to the spirit and potential of the young people he worked with. In any endeavor he has taken on Dom has brought his particular set of skills to the table to help many ventures become successful entities. Dom loves the creative process and working as part of a team to create new, exciting and fun opportunities. From helping open a brand new Barnes and Noble from the ground up to helping create the identity of a school opening for the first time, Dom is at his best working towards a common goal; a trait he utilizes at the leadership camp he has worked at for seven years.
This year marks Dom's 13th year in education, 12 of them at Liberty High School which he helped shape from its very first day. Leadership is in his blood and lineage and within just a couple of years, had created a leadership class specific to his schools' Health and Human Services Academy, began and still operates Liberty's Freshman leadership and is currently the Activities Director for the entire school.
Liberty has afforded Dom the luxury of teaching classes that coincide perfectly with his varied abilities and accomplishments. Aside from his Social Studies degree, Dom taught Broadcast Journalism, coached Speech and Debate, MC's Liberty's graduation ceremonies, is the voice of many school sporting events, continues to be on leadership teams throughout the school and currently uses his background in freelance art to teach Graphic Design while at the same time, empowering kids in both Freshman and the All School Leadership classes.
"Lead By Example" is the motto Dom embraces and that he try's to instill in his students every day. He strives for his students to lead, not by position, but by doing. To lead by rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty. it's important for students to see him working along side them, helping, propelling and encouraging them through their tasks.
Dom has served as part of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Association of Student Councils. Dom earned his education degree from Warner Pacific College in 2002 and his Masters in Education in 2006 and is still working towards his Masters in Experiential Learning, something he can only gain knowledge from by teaching, learning from and creating memories with students on a daily basis.