After graduating from OSU, I taught United States History in Alief ISD and served as Social Studies Department Chairman. At Memorial High School I have taught AP World History and World Geography at the academic, PreAP, and GT levels. Both of my sons are MHS graduates, so I am very familiar with being on the other side of the desk: particularly in my capacities as PTA president and Campus Improvement Team member. Being raised on three continents has given me an appreciation of other cultures and a love of travel. I try to impart this global curiosity to my students both inside the classroom and through international summer trips. I promote student involvement and sponsor many clubs, including: UIL Current Issues and Events, World Affairs Council Academic WorldQuest Challenge, the Council of Interantional Affairs (CIA), Art Car Society, Chess Club, and Boy's Lacrosse. I see value in every one of my students and believe that if a student puts forth effort, I will do everything in my power to work overtime to help them succeed.