Onslow County Learning Center, 2000 through 1st Semester 2002-03 school year
Northwoods Park Middle School, 2nd Semester 2002-03
Jacksonville Commons Middle School, 2002 through 2006
Northside High School, 2006 through the present...
I was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia; namely, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth. While in high school, I excelled athletically and received a track scholarship to Delaware State College. While in college; I received several awards, including the "Dean's List," "Most Outstanding Freshman, 1971," "Most Outstanding College Athletes of America, 1972," "Most Improved, 1974." I attended Officer's Candidate School in the summer 1973 and after receiving my Bachelors of Science in 1974 from Delaware State; I was commissioned an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
I spent six years in the U.S.M.C. as a Communications-Electronics officer, obtaining the rank of Captain. In 1980, I decided to leave the corps to try the free enterprise world. Subsequently, I spent over twenty years in sales. After some coaching from a business acquaintance, who's a teacher, he recommended that I seek out the possibility of being a teacher because he felt the educational system needed people like me. I started teaching in the year 2000, completing my education certification by attending Coastal Carolina Community College and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. While attending UNCW, I received two awards, "In Recognition of Academic Excellence and Minority Student Leadership," 2001 and 2002.
I am in this profession because I really care about students, especially those who are in the category of exceptional children. I was selected "Educator of the Year, 2004-2005," by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Lambda Lambda chapter.