Born on Fort Sill, Oklahoma, I traveled the world as a military brat. Along the way, I attended some great schools as well as a few that needed overhauling. My experiences, the good and the bad, led me into teaching. I want to pass along my positive experiences while eliminating the negative. I am currently in my 19th year of teaching, my 16th year of teaching the AP English language and composition curriculum, my 10th year of teaching GT.
-John F. Kennedy School Ram - Berlin, Germany - Kindergarten
-S. W. Bookbinder Elementary Bulldog - Willingboro, New Jersey - 1st through 3rd Grade
-Owen Marsh Elementary Frog - Springfield, Illinois - 3rd Grade
-Curundu Elementary Dolphin - Panama City, Panama - 4th Grade
-Montgomery Elementary Mustang - San Antonio, Texas - 4th through 5th Grade
-Iles Elementary Eagle - Springfield, Illinois - 6th Grade
-E. M. Pease Middle School Apache - San Antonio, Texas - 6th through 8th Grade
-Business Careers High School Husky - San Antonio, Texas - 9th Grade
-Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Cyclone - Springfield, Illinois - 9th Grade
-Geronimo High School Blue Jay - Geronimo, Oklahoma - 10th through 12th Grade
-Cameron University Aggie - Lawton, Oklahoma - Bachelor of Arts (Major: English; Minor: Psychology) Master of Arts in Teaching
-Eisenhower High School (Lawton, Oklahoma): student teaching English III
-Central Junior High (Lawton, Oklahoma): student teaching 8th Grade English and Reading
-L. V. Berkner High School (Richardson, Texas): English II, English III, AP English III, Reading 2, Reading 3, ESOL Reading, Film as Literature Club Sponsor, National Honor Society Adviser
-McKinney Boyd High School (McKinney, Texas): English III, AP English III, GT English III, Department Chair
-Lovejoy High School (Lucas, Texas): AP English III, GT English III, Pre-AP/GT English II, Junior World Affairs Council Sponsor, Lovejoy Acts of Random Kindness Sponsor, UIL Literary Criticism Coach
I enjoy reading, collecting baseball cards, and gaming (board, card, video, cooperative).
My wife teaches physics at the Allen STEAM Center, and we have two children: our daughter, Arwyn (12), attends 7th Grade at Willow Springs Middle School, and our son, Ryland (8), attends 3rd Grade at Hart Elementary.