It's hard to believe that this will be my 46th year as an educator. During my career, I've had the privilege of serving in numerous capacities. Below is a listing of my educational stints. *SUNLAND TRAINING CENTER in Marianna, Florida; (Aug. 2019-Present). Teacher of Mentally and Physically Challenged Students. *GRAND RIDGE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL in Grand Ridge, Florida; (1995-June 2019) Business Education/Computer instructor *WASHINGTON-HOLMES TECHNICAL CENTER in Chipley, Florida; (1994-1995) Assistant Principal/Adult Basic Education coordinator *CHIPOLA JR. COLLEGE, Marianna, Fla.; (1989-1993) Dean of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education *DOTHAN VOCATIONAL CENTER; (1983-1989) Assistant Principal and Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language coordinator *NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL in Dothan, Alabama; (1980-1983) Marketing Education teacher *DALEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL in Daleville, Alabama; (1975-1980) Marketing Education teacher
My philosophy of education is a simple approach: instill in my students a desire to maximize their learning potential, so that when they graduate they will be in a better position to become successful in the world of work.
2019 Teacher of the Year - JCSB-Sunland Training Center, 2018 Florida Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Adviser Hall of Fame, Blondie's/Grand Ridge School Teacher of the Week (October 2016), Blondie's/Grand Ridge School Teacher of the Week (November 2014), and 2010 Grand Ridge School Teacher of the Year.
Auburn University 1987-1988) Ed. Specialist degree; Troy State University- Dothan (1982-1983) Masters degree; Troy State University - Troy (1973-1975) Bachelor's degree; LBW State Community College (1970-1972) General studies
For approximately 15 years, I worked (part time) in real estate with Coldwell Banker, The Hatcher Agency, and WilPro, Inc. I was a multi-million dollar real estate producer and held real estate licenses in Florida and Alabama. In 2008, I became a notary public. This designation allowed me to notarize wills, real estate transactions, health documents, and perform marriage ceremonies. To sum it up, no regrets and no complaints! It's been a good ride so far.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Business, Communications, Communication Disorders, Computer Science, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Public Health, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Family Consumer Sciences, Instructional Technology, General Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Test Preparation, End of Year, African History, Classroom Community