I started my teaching career in Thackerville in 1973. I am currently in my 40th year. I have been fortunate to have a great set of students year after year and have enjoyed all aspects of teaching, project work and FFA activities. I was raised on a farm and ranch, so much of my knowledge base is from practical experience. I attended grade school at Enville and graduated from Marietta. While at MHS I played football and all sports. I was a member of a State Championship Football Team and recieved the honor of All-District Defensive End my senior year. I was also active in FFA, and held local office in the FFA Chapter. I was a member of the Student Council, as well.
After gradution I attended Murray State College in Tishomingo and was on their Livestock Judging Team. I completed my associate degree at Murray then transfered to Oklahoma State, where I was also on the Livestock Judging Team. I judged at Denver, Houston, Ft. Worth, Chicago and Kansas City, to mention only a few collegiate contest. I won the Block and Bridle Club Judging Contest while at OSU, which was a great honor. After several years of teaching I returned to college to earn a Masters Degree through ECU in administration.
I have been married to Martha for 40 years and have a son and daughter, Shane and Lacy. We also have four grandchildren Garrett, Christian, Carlee and Cooper. I continue to enjoy teaching and working with students and their families. I appreciate the Thackerville community and hope I have made a positive contribution to my students and my profession.