Ted has been a resident of the Payson area since 1967 and graduated Payson High School in 1978. He attended Grand Canyon University from 1979 - 1985 receiving a BA in Religion with Minors in Social Studies and Behavioral Science in 1985. After receiving his Teaching Certificate in 1997 Ted taught Social Studies at Rim Country Middle School for 15 years before moving to Payson High School and then joined Payson Center for Success in 2011. Ted has a Masters in Educational Technology from GCU and just completed his Masters in Teaching American History and Government as well as working on two Doctorates in Higher Education Leadership and in Christian Theology. Ted says, “I have a passion for all things history, for encouraging students to think critically, be knowledgeable about their world, and to live with passion and respect for all around them.” A teacher presents the past, reveals the present, and creates the future!