My road in life took a while to figure out.
I graduated from a small rural town with 13 other students. Thus my educational experiences were somewhat limited.
I attended a large university with very little financial and academic assistance.
I married and divorced while completing my undergraduate degree. It was her that told me I would basically never make it as a school administrator.
I became the first in my family to graduate from college.
I had a fulfilling 10 years of teaching and coaching middle and high school students.
I spent 12 years in assistant and associate principal roles where I learned from some of the best mentors one could have.
I spent one year as the principal of a middle school where we earned an Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency for our test scores.
I am now proudly serving in my tenth year as the principal of the academic powerhouse, Lubbock High.


Lubbock High School Principal

I am the instructional leader for a 9-12 campus of 1950 students and 175 staff and faculty.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

The bulk of my typical work day is devoted to solving problems. I work with faculty, staff, parents and students to provide the resources needed for students to become successful learners and accomplish their goals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I recommend one should talk to the Human Resources Director for the school district to find out what to expect as far as employee expectations and compensation packages. Then I would recommend talking to building level personnel regarding campus culture and expectations. I think these actions will help one determine if education is the right fit for them.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"When talking with someone very close to me about my dreams and aspirations I was told I would never be a principal in a large high school."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student