I am extremely excited about the opportunity to be the assistant principal at the new AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. I have been in education for 20 years, spending 17 of those years in the AISD as a biology teacher, coach, and assistant principal. All of these experiences have helped get me to this point and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the opening of this amazing facility.
I am looking forward to working with the faculty and students at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. We have developed a vision that will cultivate a business/college culture and provide our students with very unique learning experiences. As the assistant principal, one of my major responsibilities will be developing and maintaining this business/college culture. I have had the fortune of not only being in education for 20 years, but I also own two of my own private businesses. I believe I can use my business experience to help students understand what it takes to be successful in the business world as well as help them develop the necessary skills to be successful. I love what I do because I also get to work with teachers on a daily basis observing the way they teach and exploring new and innovative ways to improve the art of teaching. I know the faculty and staff at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center will be dedicated to developing rigorous classroom experiences for our students that will prepare them their future either in college or the workforce.
I received my Bachelor Degree in 1991 and my first Masters Degree in 1993 from Texas Wesleyan University. I received my second Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. I was a biology teacher and coach at Haltom High School for three years, Lamar High School for ten years and Arlington High School for five years. The last two years of my career have been spent as an assistant principal at Bailey Junior High. I have been married for 23 years and have twin girls who graduated from Arlington High School in 2017. One will be attending Baylor University and the other will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington. Outside of work, I enjoy duck and goose hunting, fishing, playing golf and traveling with my family.