I have 31 years of educational experience.
Twelve years as a superintendent.
Six years as an assistant superintendent/personnel director.
Seven years as a principal and assistant principal at the high school and middle school levels.
Six years as a high school English teacher.
I am also a core professor at the American College of Education, teaching graduate-level school leadership courses.
In addition, I have been a bus driver, camp counselor, camp director, and disc jockey. These experiences have provided me with a wide perspective on leadership, motivation, and how to treat children.
I have been married to my wife, Amie, since 1994.
We have two sons. Isaac is a Syracuse University graduate and works for Ernst & Young. Matthew is a University of Louisville graduate and is the Assistant Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Ravens.
I am the youngest of eleven children. My father was a rubber worker and my mother a church secretary. They never went to college, but they are proud that all 11 of their children graduated, with six of us holding Masters degrees and two with Ph.D. degrees.
My dog, Frankie, is my best buddy. You can find him on Twitter at @Frankie_Dawg.