Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Music Education EC-12 Music Ed. Certification Orff-Schulwerk Certified Teacher
I am excited to return to Coker for my 10th year as the music teacher. I love being a part of the Coker community and helping grow the music program. I believe every student has the ability to make music through singing, saying, playing and moving. I am a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher and love to incorporate the Orff process in my classroom.
I was born in Valdosta, Georgia into a military family. I have lived all over the United States including Georgia, Texas, Montana and Maryland. I graduated high school from John Paul Stevens High School in Northside ISD here in San Antonio. I then received my Bachelors of Music in Music Education with my EC-12 certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UTSA I performed in several ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Men’s Choir. I was also a member of the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band during the inaugural year. I have completed my Orff Schulwerk Certification and Master Class from Trinity University. I have had the opportunity to present clinics at the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention in 2022 and 2023. I have also presented workshops focusing on children's books for Humble ISD.
My wife, Bethany, and I have been married since June 2015 and have two daughters, Grace and Tessa. My oldest is now a kindergartner at Coker Elementary. We enjoy being parents and watching our daughters grow. We also love our fur babies as well. We have a wonderful mutt of a dog named Bella and a crazy Red Healer Ruby and two cats, Helios and Artemis.