Elkhart High School

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

I was born in Baytown, Texas and spent most of my childhood and youth in Kansas. I graduated from Caney Valley High School in Caney, KS in 1978 and decided it was time to return to Texas and attend College. In 1982, I graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. I have a BS degree in Speech Communication and Mathematics and am also certified to teach Computer Science. I have been teaching for the last 29 years. This year will be my 25th year at Elkhart High School.

I have been married to my wonderful wife Debbie for the last 35 years. We have 3 children, all of whom are graduates of Elkhart High School. Debbie is also involved in education as the director of the Anderson County Special Education Cooperative in Frankston.

My hobbies include reading, especially non-fiction and some action adventure series. I also enjoy woodworking, remodeling and have recently acquired the new passion for prospecting and gold mining. So far not much gold found, but certainly a lot of adventure and stories to tell.

It is my belief that all students are able to learn what is being taught, the keys being perseverance and self-discipline. I try and help students see the world around them in terms of mathematics. It my hope that students will find their unique path in life, their “Road less Traveled”. I’m looking forward to a fun and productive year, full of discovery and insights.