Executive Director of Schools
B.A. Middle School Education-Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
M. Ed. Middle School Education-Murray State University
M. Ed. Educational Leadership-Murray State University
I come from a single-parent family where my mother raised four children while putting herself through college and eventually becoming a college professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. Her hard work and perseverance to become educated and then to educate, inspired me to become a teacher.
Her education changed her life and mine too. As a teacher I knew I could affect a positive impact on young people. I studied math and science and taught those subjects for nearly ten years. I understand the struggles students have in these areas because they were the hardest subjects for me too. It is a joy to be able to help students overcome learning challenges and see success.
I pursued my educational leadership degree to be able to expand my reach and positively impact more students and teachers. Schools are dynamic and exciting places for everyone involved and a leadership role carries with it great satisfaction on a daily basis.
Before joining SMA in 2009 as Assistant Headmaster, I served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director in the Kentucky school system. In 2014, I was appointed as Head of School at Sarasota Military Academy followed by an appointment to the Executive Director of Schools in 2015. I am truly proud to move forward with the Academy instilling honor, integrity, self-discipline, leadership, and academic excellence in our Cadets and the entire SMA community.
Phone: 941.926.1700 ext. 287