Education & Certification:
I earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and English from Stephen F. Austin State University. I hold Texas Educator Certification in the following areas: English (6-12), Speech Communication (6-12), Special Education (PK-12), Generalist (EC-6), Principal (PK-12).
I am in my 24th year as an educator. I have taught Middle School Language Arts, High School English and Communication Applications, been an assistant principal in Middle and Elementary School, an Elementary School Principal, taught Intermediate School Math, Science, and Language Arts.
My Philosophy of Education:
"No significant learning can take place without a significant relationship." As a teacher, I use academic content to reach to the heart of my students. I believe that the greatest impact I can make in the life of a student is to build the relationship that ensures that each student has the confidence in him/herself in order to achieve great things.
My World Outside of School:
I am a blessed man. I have the honor of being married to my wonderful wife of 22 years, Stacey, who is the High School Math Learning Specialist for Wylie ISD. We have four children: Molly is a Junior at East Texas Baptist University seeking a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, hoping to teach Middle School Science. Emily is a Senior at Wylie High School, planning to get a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Andrew is a Sophomore at Wylie High School. He is a member of That Wylie Band and plays several instruments in several other groups. Our youngest is Matthew, an 8th grader at Cooper Jr. High where he plays football, basketball, and runs track. Our family is active at Murphy Road Baptist Church where Stacey and I teach Youth Sunday School and serve on various ministry teams. And somewhere in the midst of all this, I still find time for my hobbies of taking care of animals (our family has 4 dogs, 2 snakes, 1 cat, and 29-gallon freshwater tropical fish tank), cooking (and obviously eating), watching television, Facebooking, and Web Surfing. And by the way, I love Bacon!