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


AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Math Teacher, Coach

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
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.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Collaboration with others in my field is very beneficial. I draw on the ideas of other coaches, and teachers. There is no substitute for practice. Part of my success comes from trying and failing and learning from my mistakes.

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:

Multidisciplinary Studies
Education Administration


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."