• Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Dissertation: "Attrition of Beginning Teachers and the Factors of Collaboration and School Setting"
  • M.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education, Missouri State University
    • Thesis: "Missouri Achievement Test"
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Physical Education, Southwest Baptist College

Related Experience

  • Middle school math teacher for 17 years

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

Honors and Awards

  • Orien B. Hendrex Distinguished Teacher Award, SBU, 2005, 2012
  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, SBU, 2002
  • Faculty Newcomer of the Year, SBU, 1999
  • Bolivar R-1 Schools Master Teacher Award 1995

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Deacon
    • Core Group Leader