I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee one block behind the Graceland Mansion.
I have 2 children. My son, Morris, is 32 years old and is a professional golf caddie. My daughter, Bethany, is 25 years old. She is a middle school PE teacher and high school volleyball and basketball coach for ECS (Evangelical Christian School) in Memphis, Tenessee.
My hobbies are all sports, especially golf. Playing the drums is also enjoyable. I also enjoy cooking.
While there are many components to the education of a child, I feel the student/teacher relationship is one of the most important.
Through the years as an educator, I feel fortunate to have the experience of working with students from kindergarten to the 12th grade and working with all type of students with various abilities. I am grateful for my teaching career and grateful for the students, teachers, and administrators that I have worked with along the way. The 2021/2022 school year will be my 30th year of teaching. For the past seven years, I have taught driver's education in summer school sessions. The 2021/2022 school year will be my fifth year teaching driver's education during the regular school year.
1991-1993 elementary teacher (3rd and 4th grade) for Memphis City Schools in Memphis Tennessee
1993-1999 elementary teacher (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) for Reeds Spring Schools in Reeds Spring, Missouri
1999-2005 special education teacher (3rd, 4th, 5th grades) for Reeds Spring Schools
2005-2006 special education teacher (grades 7-12) for the Chadwick School District in Chadwick, Missouri
2006-2016 special education teacher (7th and 8th grade) and alternative school teacher (grades 7-12) in homebound and alternative school settings for the Waynesville School District
20016-current driver's education teacher (grades 9-12) Waynesville High School