Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English, Minor in Creative Writing - Sam Houston State University
I graduated from SHSU in the summer of 2011 with a degree in English and a Creative Writing minor. That fall I was back at my old high school in Wharton, TX teaching my first class and coaching varisty football and track. After getting married in 2013, I moved to the Dallas area where my wife was finishing her Master's program at UNT; she shares my passion to serve and works as a child and family counselor in Frisco. My wife wanted to see me in the fall, so I also made the transition to teaching and coaching middle school. In 2017 we were blessed with our first daughter and welcomed her sister to the family in May of 2020. Fatherhood is one of my greatest joys, and I love being a "girls' dad". After eight years of coaching I made the difficult decision to step away in 2019 to spend more time with my family and fully focus on the classroom. The 2020-2021 school year will be my tenth in the profession, and second at Otto Middle School. I am proud to say that Otto has been the best campus and team I have been a part of in a decade teaching.
This is a career I chose with my heart and could not imagine doing anything else. I look forward to my classroom every day, to be in a learning environment, and to work with my students. I am privileged with the opportunity to help them grow and develop their dreams for the future and to support them in that pursuit.
When not teaching, I enjoy: spending time with family; playing golf (poorly); board-, video-, card-, etc- games; Spurs fandom (GO! SPURS! GO!); and reading as much as I can.
SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 17-SEPTEMBER 4
1st Period (8:25-9:12) - Honors English
2nd Period (9:16-10:03) - Honors English
3rd Period (10:07-10:54) - Honors English
Bobcat Academy (10:58-11:28)
4th Period (12:04-12:58) - English
5th Period (1:02-1:49) - Conference
6th Period (1:53-2:40) - English
7th Period (2:44-3:30) - Reading
AM Tutorials (7:45-8:15)
PM Tutorials (3:40-4:10)
Mon - No Tutorials
Tuesday - PM
Wednesday - AM
Thursday - PM
Friday - No Tutorials
*This is a tentative tutorial schedule subject to change. I can be very flexible with my availability. Tutorials will be held in Zoom. Links, Meeting IDs, and Passcodes will be provided in Google Classroom.