I am excited to be an Idalou Wildcat! This is my 21st year in education and my seventh as a principal. I taught math and coached for 14 years and I worked in Haskell, Whitewright, Winters, and Albany prior to moving to Idalou. My high school alma mater is Stamford High School ('95) and I received my bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech ('99) and master’s degrees from Lamar ('10) and Lubbock Christian (‘15). I love to play golf and being on the lake and snow. My newest passion is playing the guitar and singing praise and worship music. I also enjoy reading authors such as John Grisham, Rick Riordan, Brad Thor, Clive Cussler, Suzanne Collins, Alan Gratz, Ryan Reynolds and many others. My family and I are members of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock and truly feel at home there.
I have been married for 16+ years to Amy and we have three children; Wayland, Dane, and Madison. Amy is Executive Director and head nurse at Wilshire Place, which is an assisted living facility in Lubbock. She is passionate about her job and working with the elderly. She also volunteers with Special Olympics and various other charities. Wayland is a sophmore at Idalou High School and he likes football, playing guitar, and is on the youth leadership team at First Youth. Dane is a 8th grader at Idalou Middle School and he enjoys sports, swimming, and being with friends. Madison celebrates her 7th birthday on November 7th and she is in 1st grade at Idalou Elementary. She is a Pokemon expert and she loves riding bikes and playing with our dog, Cena.
My prayer is that Idalou Middle School is an opportunity for each child and that this is a safe place where everyone belongs. I pray that the adults at Idalou Middle School humbly love and respect each other and each child.
Madison celebrating her 6th birthday at school.
Enjoying Lake Brownwood.
Me and Amy before the Red Raiders clinched their spot in the College World Series.
Me and the kids in Oklahoma City.
Madison and Cena playing on the floor.
Wayland and Dane at our favorite restaurant, Torchy’s.