High Plains Community!
extremely proud to be the new principal of High Plains Elementary School.
I am a life-long educator and teacher at heart! I have a bachelor’s
degree in elementary education, masters in administration and a doctorate of
education from the University of Oklahoma. I have twenty-eight years of
experience in public education in Oklahoma. I taught 5th grade for eight
years. I was then an assistant principal for three years, and I have been
an elementary principal for the last seventeen years. I have also taught
summer school in multiple grade levels for remedial and gifted reading and
math, and been the district summer school principal over ten different summers
in Norman. I have also been an adjunct professor at the University of
Oklahoma teaching such courses as "The Principalship" and
"Models of Instruction." I have also taught online college
education courses in my spare time for over ten years for the University of
have been married to my wife, Wendy, for twenty-nine years, and we have six
children. Our two youngest boys, Grady and Tate moved to Colorado with us.
Our oldest, Chase and his wife Kathryne, who is a middle school teacher, will
stay in Oklahoma. Tana, our second oldest has relocated to Colorado
Springs teaching middle school in Harrison District 2. Our two middle
daughters, Dylan and Stevie, are staying in Norman and finishing their degrees
at the University of Oklahoma. Stevie is studying Elementary Education
and Dylan is studying Human Resources. We are also excited to get closer
to family in Colorado. My parents are retired and live in Bailey, my
brother and his family live in Lakewood.
am honored to join the High Plains Team and District 20! Go Wolves!