I was born and raised in a small Texas town. I spent the first 26 years of my life there before moving to Washington. I love living in Washington State, but there is something about your Home State that will always be a part of your life. I went to college at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. While there, I met and married the love of my life, Stephanie. After being married for three years, we decided to move to the Northwest. Little did we know that as we made that decision, we were pregnant with our first child. We arrived in July and Rebekah was born in November of 1999. She will be at Centralia College this year. There were two more children that followed, Grace (Junior) and David (8th grade). In 2005, I started my Masters of Education program and completed it in 2008. The 2018-2019 School year marks my 22nd year working with students and my tenth year as a full-time classroom teacher.