Ancient 2017 PHILOSOPHY VIDEO
INFORMATION ABOUT ME
"If Your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough"
- Robert Capa
- Robert Capa
Hello! I am proud to serve as a teacher at Vandeventer Middle School in Frisco, Texas. I have previously been a special program principal in Farmersville ISD as well as department chair and teacher teacher in Allen ISD and Red Oak ISD. I have also had the pleasure to serve as a distinguished Adobe Education Leader for over 10 years.
The photographs represent some of my interests. I enjoy helping others try to be their personal best.
That is what I love about teaching is the honor I have in helping, learning, and growing as a person. I have spent 20 years helping educate young people as well as teachers, staff, and district members.
I love my family, running, the ketogenic lifestyle, photography, film-making, camping, and drinking lots of coffee.
I love to travel and explore nature, box, run, and interact with all types of cultures and people. I love coffee and always supplied my students with a mini coffee shop to stimulate conversation and encourage building their skills as future stewards of our society.
I am not a fan of saying goodbyes. I prefer "see you later!"
"See you later and have an awesome day!"
I take pride in creating innovative, real-world partnerships internationally to increase global awareness with my students and make meaningful connections. My innovative collaboration with my good friend from The Netherlands, Matt Clasener, was very successful in making a global connection. We share our cultural differences in a celebratory, engaging way via Adobe Connect through competitive video challenges with professional judging panels. Lately I have been involved with Boyd Elementary School with my kickstarter "The Boyd Boxers," taking 100 year-old kodak box cameras and dark room supplies and mentoring the kids on Saturdays. It was awesome!
Organizations & Experience
- 20th Year in Education (2020)
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas, Denton
- B.A. Cinematography / Minor - Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University
- Former Principal, Farmersville ISD Special Programs
- Certified Teacher (18 years)
- AHS Communications Department Team Lead (10+ years)
- Certified T-TESS Appraiser
- Certified Advanced Educational Leader
- Member - Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP)
- Adobe Education Leader (10+ years)
- Adobe Advisory Council (2 years)
- Adobe Certified Associate: Premiere and Photoshop
- DaVinci Resolve Certified Editor
- Adobe Subject-Matter Expert (Original ACA, Co-Creator - Photoshop ACA Certification Exam)