Welcome to Ola Middle School! It is an honor to serve with such an outstanding faculty and staff. I am looking forward to working with the students of OMS.
I was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating from New Iberia Sr. High School, I enlisted in the United States Air Force. I attained the rank of Staff Sergeant as an Air-Evacuation Medic attached to the 815th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, MS. Following my 5 years of military service, I enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a B.S. degree in Sport Administration and Human Performance in 1994. I taught Behavior Modification, Social Skills, Biology, and Anatomy at 2 different high schools in Mississippi before marrying my beautiful wife, the former Christy Lott. My 2 sons, Cade (7) and Cullen (5) were both born in Meridian, MS. While in Meridian, I taught science and served as grade level and department chair for 4 of the 6 years at Northwest Jr. High. I also coached football, soccer, track and golf at Meridian High School.
I moved to Henry County in the summer of 2002. I have spent the last 5 years teaching collaborative, honors, and AP Biology, as well as, coaching football and golf at Union Grove High School. I received my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University in 2006. I will complete my Specialists degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University next summer.
I feel very fortunate to have such a rewarding job – motivating, mentoring, and inspiring young people. “Whatever It Takes!”