I am a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis in Educational Administration.
I am beginning my 29th year as an educator; all 29 years have been at Petal High School, and I am also a graduate of Petal High. As a teacher I have taught various computer programming and business technology classes. Presently, I am an Assistant Principal.
My area of data expertise is in interpreting quantitative and qualitative data. My educational research has made me expert in using statistical tests such as ANOVA, MANOVA, and Multiple Regression. My dissertation topic was “Matching Time of Day and Preference for Adolescent Achievement”.
I serve as an External Evaluator for two prestigious grants: AmeriCorps and The National Science Foundation’s GK12 program.
I have been an adjunct instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi and at Pearl River Community College.
I am a technology consultant and am currently training teachers and/or administrators that are partners with The Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium.
I am National Board Certified in Career and Technology Education. I have served on various committees including strategic planning and decision making for public schools. I have written and received local education grants as well as been the recipient of a national grant from Smart Kids.