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Since 2013, I have had the honor of serving in the position as the Director of Schools for the NEISD Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) located on the campus of James Madison High School. As the Director, I am responsible for the mission of the AMP which is to develop the potential of students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through an educational experience in the agriculture, food and natural resource curricula.
I have been a faculty member of the AMP and James Madison High School since 1997. During this time, I have instructed courses in Principles of AFNR, Agriculture Mechanics, Animal Science, Equine Science, Meat Processing, Agribusiness and Professional Communications. I was also fortunate to coach many talented students in Leadership and Career Development Events and guided them to National FFA Championship titles in Agricultural Issues Forum and Food Science & Technology competitions.
I have been privileged to also serve in several professional leadership roles during my career to include the President and Coordinator of the Area VII Vocational Agriculture Teachers of Texas Association, a team member of the
Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE) initiative, and AFNR committee representative for the Career & Technical Education TEKS Review.
Tarleton State University - Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Services & Development
Texas A&M University at Kingsville - Master of Science Degree in Agriculture Sciences
Education Service Center, Region 20 - Principal Certification
I was raised in far west Bexar County on the U Bar Ranch which was a cow/calf production ranch managed by my father. Under his guidance, I grew up learning production agriculture by working on the ranch and gaining more responsibilities as I matured. I attended Medina Valley High School where I was very active in my local FFA chapter. I exhibited Santa Gertrudis heifers from the time that I was 9 years old and showed Quarter Horses in multiple disciplines with many miles traveled across the U.S. competing in national Reining horse competitions. Upon graduation from high school, I received a San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship to continue my study of agriculture at Tarleton State University.