Turpin High School Class of 1982--Go Cards
Liberal Area Vocational Technical School Class of 1983--Automotive Machine Shop
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Class of 1999--BA in Social Studies Education
Emporia State University Class of 2006--MA in American History
BA--Oklahoma Panhandle State University
MA--Emporia State University
Comprehensive Social Studies Certificate 7-12
I have attended numerous AP Trainings in APUSH and Human Geography. I have attended AP conferences in Chicago. I have attended AVID training in the following areas: Social Studies Pathways I and II, and all 4 AVID elective trainings in San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, and Kansas City, I have attended CTE workshops in Hutchinson and Manhattan, KS. As a member of TASK (a TAH Grant though Chanute High School) I earned my MA, and attended spring colloquiums in Topeka, KS for three years. I also did research through the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, KS. I am a past judge for the Kansas State History Day competition in Abilene at the Eisenhower Library.
I started teaching in the Fall of 1999 at LHS. I have taught ESL Social Science, US History, World History, World Geography, American Government, Macro Economics, and Sociology. I currently teach CTE strands in LPSS, Intro to Law Enforcement, and Youth Court. I have been an AVID Elective teacher since 2010 and still currently teach the AVID Elective.
I did not become a teaher until the age of 35. Previously, I had not attended college and entered as a 32 year old freshman. Prior to that I worked for Halliburton Services (not Energy Services, that came later), as a Fracturing Equipment Operator, Blender Operator, Frac Operator, Cementing Equipment Operator, Cementer, Acid Equipment Operator, Acid Treater, and Service Supervisor.
I am married to Michelle Fox, PT, DSc, PCS. We were married in 1990, and in 1995 our son, Jared, was born. He is a firefighter for the Liberal Fire Department. Our daughter, Amy Jo, was born 2 years later and is in her 2nd year of college at SCCC. Michelle, and both the kids, are LHS alumni!!!! Go 'Skins! We have a little dog we inherited in a will. Her name is Molly, she is a Boston Terrier, and we love the little dog so much.
I like to hunt, and I like to fish. I would like to insert photos, but they are photos of me with animals I've hunted and killed, and I have my gun, so it's probably best not to put them on here; however, if you ever want to see them, or talk about hunting or fishing, I am always willing to share/listen. When I'm not teaching, I am usually planning what I will teach, hunting, fishing, cooking what I killed/caught, eating, enjoying activities with my family, or I am asleep. I am also a volunteer firefighter with the Liberal Fire Department.