What degree’s do you hold?
Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education with a minor in Speech Communications
What teacher or professional credentials do you hold?
Social Studies 6-12 certificate
What year did you start teaching at Destin High School?
I was born in Houston Texas and lived in Kingwood Texas until the age of 16 when we moved to Bossier City Louisiana and I graduated from Airline High School. Then attended and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University now known as University of Louisiana in Monroe. I moved to Little Rock Arkansas in 1994. While in Arkansas I worked with the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association as a Law Enforcement Educator. Also in Arkansas I worked in the Risk Management department of the largest general contractor in the state CDI Contractors. I was responsible for finding proper temporary laborers at every construction site we were working all over the country and securing the proper insurance. I moved to Dallas Texas in 1999. Got married in 2000 and had two children who are now 18 and 22. I taught AP World History, World Geography and Speech Communications Applications at Seagoville High School. We moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2014 where I worked for the 30A Company in marketing and sales for six years. I wanted to teach at DHS ever since I heard about Destin High back in 2019 and have been following the progress of the school ever since. In late 2021 I felt led to send a blind email to Mrs. Cruickshank in hopes she had a opening. She did not, but I met with her and I was hired as a part time World History teacher which turned full time in February of 2022. I am so proud to be a Shark and can’t wait to see how high our school progresses. We have the best students in Okaloosa County.