I began teaching in the fall of 1989 at Fairfax Schools (They consolitdated with Ralston at the end of that year and are now Wooldand Schools.
I chose not to teach for a 12 year period and during that time I managed a Sonic Drive-In, built and designed custom cabinetry (was fairly decent at using AutoCAD back then) and even taught as an adjunct instructor through Carl Albert State College in Applied Wood Sciences.
I traipsed all over, including 6 total years in Texas (even a couple of years down by the border with Mexico) and returned to Oklahoma for this last time, and settled into the most rewarding band teaching job I’ve ever had right here in Dewar, beginning in 2013.
Married more than once with the most recent time being in 2016 to Michelle (who is now a 3rd grade teacher in Henryetta.) She brought 3 children that included daughter who is a Math teacher / Dance team instructor at Prosper ISD in TX. Matt runs the music store and Lizzie is in HS in Henryetta.
My previous wife also had 3 children and by the oldest I have 2 granddaughters and the youngest has given me 2 grandsons.
Through the years I’ve raised and bred snakes, lizards, frogs and tortoises for pets and had a load of fun doing this. At this time, there are 3 dogs at home and 4 cats (including more on the way).
Most of my students are very aware of my motorcycle riding. I also like to play music as often as possible as I believe it keeps me sharp and aware of the types of experiences my students encounter when they are expected to perform in public regularly.
What my students don’t generally know is that I do enjoy playing video games as my guilty pleasure.