Hello! I'm happy to be starting my 14th year at Lovejoy High School. This will also be my 24th year in education. I teach Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, and English 3 this year. I've been married to my wife, Amber, for 20 years and my oldest daughter is an LHS graduate (15). I also have an 12th grade daughter at Lovejoy, and my youngest daughter is an 8th grader at Willow Springs. (Tori, Lauren, Grace)
Prior to entering the world of education, I worked in broadcast news as a News Reporter, Assignment Editor, Board Operator, and in Production. I was able to do a lot of interesting things and meet a lot of interesting people. However, after realizing that my calling was in teaching and coaching, I went back to school to take the required Education classes, finish my English course work, as well as student teach in Ft. Worth ISD. (Eastern Hills High School) I also spent the last half of that year substitute teaching in Ft. Worth and Grapevine-Colleyville ISDs.
I worked and coached in area private schools (Carrollton Christian, American Heritage Academy, Liberty Christian High School) my first four years in education, then worked six years at Hebron High School where I taught AP Language and Composition, English 3, as well as some 12th grade English. I was hired at Lovejoy when the secondary program was started.
I've also been a coach my entire career. My main sport is Basketball, but I've also coached Track, Cross Country, Golf, and Softball. At Lovejoy, I'm currently an assistant coach for the Girls Basketball and Softball programs.
In my "free" time I enjoy running, mountain biking, triathlons (first Ironman 70.3 in '15), spending time with my wife and kids, and trying to find the greatest coffee shops!! I've become quite the coffee snob! (An ongoing adventure with my wife!)
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions about English class this year.