I was born July 25, 1952, into a family that includes four siblings, one sister
and three brothers. A 1970 graduate of Norman High School, I always enjoyed
playing most of the major sports and while I was not a star (except in my own
mind) I was generally involved in some activity.
I attended Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) and
received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from there in December of
1976. I also received a Master's Degree (plus several hours) from CSU. I now
have certification in elementary education, elementary administration, secondary
administration and superintendent.
All of my career has been spent in the Choctaw / Nicoma Park School District.
The first three and one-half years were at Choctaw Elementary School where I
taught sixth grade. I then moved to James Griffith Intermediate School where I
spent the next twenty-four years as principal. My position is now that of
Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Personnel. I have always enjoyed my
career in education and have met many wonderful people and have had many
wonderful experiences while in each of these positions.
I have three wonderful daughters that have always been the light of my life and
have now become outstanding adults. I have three beautiful grandchildren that
are more fun than what should be legal. All six of them now look after "Poppa"
and make life interesting and fulfilling. By the way, I also have three
son's-in-law that are OK too!