I am a graduate of South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas, which is actually not in existence anymore. The new school they built in its place is now South Park Middle School.
I am also a graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor degree in voice, a Master’s degree in Woodwinds, and a Master’s of Educational Administration with Principal certification.
I am currently in my 19th year of teaching, 3rd year in Kountze. Before that, I began my teaching career at Kirbyville High School in 1996 – 2000 as an Assistant Band Director/Choir Director. I then moved to Beaumont ISD as an Assistant Band Director at Odom Academy Middle School until moving to Marshall Middle School in 2003 – 2007 as the Head Band Director. From there, I moved to Woodville ISD as the Head Band Director until 2011. I moved to Dallas ISD as Head Band Director/Choir Director after that, and then I came to Kountze.
I am also the Adjunct Clarinet Instructor at Lamar University working with 10 of the students form Dr. Kim Ellis’s Studio.