Attended Grades K-8 at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Pana, Illinois;
Moved to Texas and Graduated in 1968 from Beaumont, Texas High School;
Attended University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University; University of Arkansas and Southern Arkansas University;
Bachelor of Science from University of Houston;
Masters in Education from Prairie View A&M;
Mid-management Certification from University of Houston;
Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal and Gifted & Talented Certifications from University of Arkansas
Speaker at Charleston, South Carolina at National Education Conference August 10, 2010.
Keynote Speaker Anchorage, Alaska October 30 – November 1, 2012 at State Health Conference.
Designated Master School Principal by State Board of Education May 2013.
State Board of Director AASCD from June 2013 thru June 15, 2016.
State Committee for Public Health appointed by the Commissioner of Education until December 31, 2017.
Appointed to State Committee by Commissioner of Education from 2015 thru December 31, 2017.
Fouke Principal since July 1, 2006 and Principal at Fouke Elementary since July 1, 2007.
Lincoln Consolidated School District Principal July 2000 thru June 30, 2006.
Winslow School District Principal July 1993 thru June 30, 2000.
Teacher Katy, Texas Independent School District – August 1973 thru June 1993.
My wife Debby and I married on June 18, 2005. We both had lost spouses and I brought three adult children: Kent, Mindy & Cindy, plus one high schooler Lauren to our marriage. Debby brought also three adult children: Rebecca, Jennifer and Amanda, along with a son Earl in Junior High to our marriage. All of our children are grown now and six are married which have blessed our lives with 11 grandsons: Tony, Trent, Malik, Dylan, Luke, Miles, Logan, Mason, Jack, Noah & Benjamin; and 12 granddaughters: Tonya, Felicia, Madison, Hailey, Belle, Maya, Reese, Addi, Jaidyn, Eleanor, Claire and Alex. Most of our family lives in Hooks, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Northwest Arkansas with the exception of daughter Lauren and her family in Auburn, California.
Our family has three horses, two miniature horses , two miniature donkeys, seven chickens, two outside cats, one dog, two aquariums along with a lot of wildlife (geese, ducks, variety of birds, deer, turtles, fish) since we live in the country with a pond outside our front door.
Enjoy living in the country on a small farm and taking care of horses, minature donkeys, chickens and observing all types of wildlife.
Love to exercise several times throughout the week.
Have a large family so those family events are a lot of fun.
Enjoy my Stihl chainsaw and pole saw to maintain the large number of trees and woody plants on acreage. My wife enjoys her garden, flower beds and is wanting a green house in the future.
When I was younger I collected insects and raised silk moths. Still have part of that collection, but have donated most of the insect cases to science museums.