Graduated from Iowa Park High School, in Iowa Park, TX, 1981
Bachelors of Music from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Master of Music Education from Emporia State University
Master of Arts in Teaching from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS
Member of NAfMe - Nattional Association for Music Education
This is my first year as Band Director at Velma-Alma
I am teaching all the band classes (5-12) as well and middle school and high school general music classes and 3-4 General music.
For the previous 7 years, I was the director of Bands for the Parsons, KS school district. The district had a struggling band progam when I took it over. We built it up to a comprehensive band progam that included an award winning marching band and concert band as well as a competitive winder drumline and an excellent pep band for basketball season.
From 2001 - 2008, I was the Director of Music for Labette Community College in Parsons, KS. Again taking a struggling program and rebuilding it into an excellent multi-faceted music program.