I graduated from Karnack High School in Northeast Texas as Valedictorian. I graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor 's Degree in Music Education. I carry a lifetime teaching certification in All Levels Music. I was the assistant band director at Kirbyville C.I.S.D. and the head band director at Hardin I.S.D., before coming to Kountze. I play many instruments, but am the most proficient at trumpet. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and an extended family of band students.