HS Art Teacher
I graduated from Rush Springs High School in 2000. From there I attended college at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where I received a bachelor's degree in Art Education. My focus was on drawing and painting.
Bachelor's Degree in Art Education, ECU 2004
National Board Certified Teacher, 2009
AP College Board Certified Teacher, Studio Art
Columbia College (Columbia College Chicago is an institution of higher education specializing in arts and media disciplines)
Workshops attended were Printmaking Summer of 2005 and Jewelry-Making in the Summer of 2006
Advanced Placement College Board Training for AP Studio Art, Tulsa
I began my first year of teaching at Marlow High School in the fall of 2013. This is my second year and I am excited to be learning more about the community and students of the Marlow area. There is a great deal of pride in this small town and I hope to bring pride to the artistic abilities and accomplishments of our students! I currently teach three different classes: Art 1, Art 2, and Sculpture/Ceramics.
Prior to working at Marlow, I taught 9 years for Comanche Public Schools. I began my first year of teaching there in 2004 after graduating college. I some great experiences while being employed there. I worked with students to submit Advanced Placement art portfolios and had about a 66% pass rate. Believe it or not, that is successful for the extremely rigorous AP exams. Some of the most beautiful student artwork I have seen has been from the curriculum of that course. We also took a trip to France and Italy with the art and French students to tour European art museums focusing on a majority of works of the Rennaissance. Major cities wer Paris, Milan, Florence, and Rome. This trip, along with church mission work, has led me into 9 foreign countries that have left many unique impressions and experiences on my life and relate often to my teaching experiences.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, photography, gardening/landscaping, and remodeling properties. I am trying to get experience with owning and managing rental properties. I also enjoy spending time with my wife Sarah and daughter Layla who is 5.