I attended Aldine Senior High School in Houston, TX. I earned my high school diploma in 1988.
I attended college at the University of Phoenix online. I earned an Associate’s Degree in 2010 and a Bachelor’s Degree in 2012.
I attended an Altrnative Teacher Certification Program through Region 6 Education Service Center in Huntsville, TX. I earned my Standard Teaching Certificate in 2013.
I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.
I am currently certified as a generalist to teach EC-8th grade, as well as Special Education for those grade levels.
I am also certified to teach students identified as Gifted and Talented.
I have attended various professional development courses and workshops covering such topics as classroom management and technology for classrooms, as well as Reading and Math programs for students.
I began teaching at Livingston Intermediate School beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. I am now in my fifth year at the intermediate school and with Livingston ISD. I taught fifth grade math for the first two years, but am currently teaching fifth grade science.
I started teaching in Trinity, TX at Lansberry Elementary School beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. I taught fourth grade math and science as my first assignment. Prior to teaching, I had over 20 years experience in management and customer service. I believe my communication skills have definitely had an impact on my ability teach. I am also a father of two, so I have personal experience with children. I have volunteered with my wife at church in the nursery, worked with the youth group, coached little league, and served as a Boyscout leader for 14 years.
My wife, Ruby, and I were married on September 22, 1990 in Houston, TX. We have two children, which we raised in Madisonville, TX. They both graduated from Madisonville High School. Our son attended Sam Houston State University and is now a member of the workforce. Our daughter is currently attending Criswell College. She and her husband are the proud parents of our only grand daughter, who was born in September of 2017. My wife and I have two dogs at home and I have Ball Python named Lucy in my classroom. My wife is also a fifth grade teacher here at LIS.
I am still a kid at heart, so I enjoy playing various sports with my students at recess. I have also been known to spend my conference period at PE with my students from time to time. I enjoy archery, fishing, and kayaking. We are very lucky to have a coach at this school that allows the opportunity for our students to have such experiences they may never have otherwise. When not at school, I like spending time outdoors. I really like spending time in and near the water. I enjoy walking, hiking, and swimming, as well as the activities mentioned above.