Subjects, Activities, Responsibilities
Counselor, Driver's Education Instructor, Field Day Coordinator and Bus Driver
B.A. In Education with emphasis in Social Studies: Arkansas Tech University
M.A. in Education in School Counseling and Leadership: Arkansas Tech University
The Subiaco experience can best be described in one word: transcendent. As I think back on my own educational experience, I fondly recall my teachers, the campus, friends, and experiences. But now that I am older, I have slowly begun to realize that my connection to my alma mater was to the people who were there with me. Visiting campus now, I find that all remain are my memories. The buildings have changed, my teachers have all retired, and my friends are gone.
Subiaco is different. The Alumni and those of us lucky enough to work here have a similar fondness for the people associated with the place, but the affection is much deeper and does not fade. There seems to be something truly magical about Subiaco. It is difficult to explain, but those of us who “experience” Subiaco have a true and unyielding devotion to the place, the ground, even the stone in the building’s façade. I know my clumsy attempts to describe this feeling falls short of my true sentiments, but perhaps you can begin to build an understanding of what Subiaco means to those of us who live, work, and pray here.
A Little About Me:
I came to work at Subiaco during the summer of 1999. In my time here I have held a multitude of positions. I’ve been a residential dean, coach, bus driver, teacher of various academic disciplines, assistant to the athletic director, and now counselor. I have enjoyed each of these positions and am happy to have been able to serve this community in so many different capacities.
In 2010, I was called upon to serve Subiaco in a way I had not anticipated. I was asked if I would consider becoming the school’s counselor. After much thought and prayer, I accepted the position and the rest is history. I love being able to serve this school community and its students in any way that I can, but my move to counselor has been rewarding in ways that I could have never imagined. Getting to know and being able to help the diverse student population at Subiaco has truly been a blessing.
I have a number of hobbies. I enjoy gardening, anything that involves the outdoors, traveling, fishing, coin and card collecting, woodworking, making chain maille, and spending time with my wife Melissa. I can also admit that I love school. I take classes almost every summer. I believe that being a lifelong learner is important, especially for those called to the field of education.