I graduated high school from Kermit High School in 1982.
I graduated college from East Texas State University in 1987.
I have a bachelor’s degree and an Elementary certification. I can teach grades 1-8.
I started my teaching career at James Bowie Elementary in 1988. I started out teaching a self contained 4th grade classroom. At this time I’m teaching 3rd and 4th reading. I also teach 3rd grade social studies.
Other than teaching 2 six weeks at Hooks Middle School, I have always been here at James Bowie.
I have been married to Kerry Thielen for 21 years. We have 3 children. Rachel is married and going to college to be a teacher. My son in law, Chance, is going to school to be a nurse. My second child, John, is starting college this year, and he is majoring in music. My youngest son, Adam, is in 8th grade here at James Bowie.
One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I always have a book that I’m reading, and I try to read every day. I also like being outside with my horse, Mabel. I guess the thing I like to do the most is to spend time with my family.