I graduated from Sylvan Hills High School (Arkansas) in 1978 then earned a B.A. from Oral Roberts University in 1982.
My elementary education degree: Arkansas Tech University (1986)
Masters in School Counseling: Henderson State University (1989)
Began teaching at Lamar Elementary School in 1986 as a Reading Specialist.
Guidance Counselor in the Elementary for several years before moving to the Middle School in the same role.
Taught 5th grade Reading/Language for 7 years before taking another job.
Began teaching 3rd Grade Math, 2016 to now.
I married a local Lamar girl, Susan Sparks, in 1984 (who taught Kindergarten at Lamar until retiring). We have no children but feed all the neighborhood stray cats. I have usually had a Golden Retrievers but with so many cats...no dog these days.
I enjoy gardening, hiking and woodworking. I enjoy reading theology and history.