Growing up with a Father as an Agriculture Teacher, now an Administrator, and a Mother who is a teacher, my life has revolved around education. My roots run deep in Agriculture and it has always been my dream to work in the Agriculture sector. Where could this dream of cultivating my family roots be achieved? No career suits my aspirations better than teaching the impressionable minds of high school students as an Agriculture Science Teacher. This is my fifth year teaching, and it is something that I have worked long and hard to obtain. I hope to use this opportunity to serve as both an educator and positive influence for your son or daughter. I graduated Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development in 2013. Following my time in Aggieland, I pursued a Master’s of Science at Tarleton State University. I graduated and earned my teaching certification in December of 2014 after student teaching here at Decatur in the Agriculture Department. Following my Graduation from Tarleton, I taught for a year and a half at Byron Nelson High School while living in Decatur. I have been working here at Decatur High School since 2016. Please know that my door is always open, and I am more than willing to discuss any concern you may have for your child’s education.
The FFA is an inter-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education, that I highly recommend you to urge your child to be a member. While being fairly new to the teaching profession, I have an extensive history in the FFA. I served as a state officer of the organization, succeeding in numerous Leadership and Career Development events throughout my time as an FFA member including a National Championship and over $30,000 in scholarships to college.
In addition to participating in FFA, livestock was second nature to me growing up and the stock show scene was where I learned what my family refers to as three R’s of life, responsibility, respect, and relationships, which I still value to this day. As an Ag. Teacher, these are all skills that I hope to instill and develop within your child as they participate in the Agricultural Classroom, FFA activities and their Supervised Agricultural Experience.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, and I certainly hope that we are able to meet sometime this semester. I look forward to this year and sincerely hope that your child does as well both in the classroom and through the FFA. I believe that it is my unique position to prepare your child for the next step in their lives, and I will do my upmost to help them achieve their goals.