As an educator for the past 25 years I have devoted my life to serving students, staff, parents and community members with the goal of insuring that all students have a safe, positive, and successful learning experience. It is my firm belief that in order to help our students reach their maximum potential we must have a strong partnership between our staff, parents and community members with high student achievement as our common goal.
Education has shifted from teaching students "what" to learn to teaching them "how" to learn. We must focus on communication, innovation, technology and creativity in order to help our students become globally competitive. According to former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. Educator Karl Fisch sums up the challenge: "We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't been invented yet, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet." I am confident that, in partnership with our parents and community, the staff of Salado ISD will successfully meet this challenge as we work together every day to provide an excellent education for all students.
I have served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and now assistant superintendent during my 25 year career and in each role I have been blessed to work with outstanding professionals who care for students and who have made it their life’s mission to make a difference in this world. That is certainly my philosophy as well and it is such a pleasure to work in a community like Salado where all stakeholders are focused on providing the best possible educational experience for our students and where we work together to achieve success at the highest levels.
My wife Jami and I have been married for 25 years and are blessed with two beautiful children who we adopted from Rwanda. Our son Adalgis is 22 years old and is a student at Texas A&M University – Central Texas in Killeen majoring in Interdisciplinary Business and our daughter Rosine is 19 years old, a member of the SHS Class of 2014 and currently serves as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. We are proud to call Salado our home and look forward to many more years of service to this wonderful community.