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 23rd 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 an 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 21 years, Stacey, who is the High School Math Learning Specialist for Wylie ISD. We have four children: Molly is a Sophomore at East Texas Baptist University seeking a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Middle Grades Science. Emily is a Junior at Wylie High School, and she is part of the culinary arts program and enjoys creating her Youtube videos. Andrew is a Freshman at Wylie High School. He is a member of That Wylie Band and plays several instruments in several other groups. Our youngest is Matthew, a 7th grader at Cooper Jr. High where he plays basketball and the Tuba. 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 5 dogs, 2 snakes, and 29-gallon freshwater tropical fish tank), cooking (and obviously eating), watching television, Facebooking, and Web Surfing. And by the way, I love Bacon!