Graguated from Texas High School, Texarkana, Tx in 1993
B.S. from Texas A&M @ Texarkana in 2001
B.S. Education Major- History Minor- Business
Over the past 14 years I have attended many hours, yearly, of professional development and Social Studies curriculum at region service centers and conferences.
8th Grade and High School U.S. History Teacher
This is my 6th year at James Bowie High School and my 15 year teaching total.
I worked 8 years in the business world while earning my degree. I worked in retail, the car business, insurance, finance and investments, the oil industry, and was even a professional deep sea fisherman for a few months.
I did my student teaching and taught my first year at Texas High School and Lincoln Street in TISD, followed by teaching/coaching at the following...
Two years at Libery Eylau ISD.
One year at Floresville ISD.
5 years at Georgetown ISD.
5 Years and counting at Simms ISD.
I have been married for14(feels like40) years to my wife Keri Waide who is currently a coach in Longview ISD.
We have 3 children, Tuwder, Taz, and Khazi, which our are two Welsh Corgis and our Bengal.
Besides History, I am a sports fanatic. I love all of the major sports, especially football and baseball. I love to fish, play golf, and competitive billiards. I also was an avid bowler when I was younger and I enjoy collecting sports and military collectibles and memorabilia.