My original major in college was Criminal Justice, but then I switched to Education. I’ve always explained that law enforcement is a career that comes in after the problems and bad decisions have already occurred; education is a career that can prevent those bad decisions.
I taught in Cleveland, Texas, then in Sugarland for five years, and then in Clear Lake for 13 years.
Courses I taught during my first 20 years:
English 6th grade Basic
English 6th grade Regular
English I Remediation
English I Regular
English I Enriched
English I Advanced
English II Regular
English II Advanced
English III Regular
English IV Remediation
English IV Regular
Mystery Genre Appreciation
Student Government and Leadership
GED Prep Course
In 2010, I published Pip and the Zombies, went to work for Barnes and Noble, and did some freelance editing.
In 2012, I went to work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice teaching a Adult Basic Education/ GED classes.
In 2014, I went to Galena Park to teach writing and then became the English Language Arts department head. My first batch of students (2015) did pretty good.
*The picture at the top is me in New Orleans at my best friend’s wedding and a view of Scotland I took in 2001.