Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduate from High School.
Attend Amarillo College - Plan to go into computer science
Change major from computer science to elementary education.
Student teach in 6th grade math.
Graduate with a degree in multidisciplinary studies (elementary education).
Get first job teaching middle school math and coaching (not elementary math).
First Head coaching job in a small school doing everything.
Land at Lubbock High School - coaching cross country and track, leading AVID program and teaching math.
Keep following my journey

Career

AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Math Teacher, Coach

I teach math, life and college prep. I coach and develop success

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Sports
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My job has three distinct parts. I teach math classes. This includes planning lessons, teaching content, and grading papers. I also coordinate the AVID program at LHS. I plan activities, fill out reports, and help students prepare to go to college. Finally, I coach track and cross country. This includes preparing workouts, implementing workouts, and developing athletes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find a place to volunteer, observe and learn. Find out if this is the job for you before you actually get it.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Multidisciplinary Studies
graduate
Graduate
Education Administration

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You don't really want to be a teacher. You can't make any money that way. You will just end up frustrated."