This year starts my 19th year as a teacher.  My family and I live here in Hardee County.  Although I didn’t grow up in Hardee County, I consider it home since both my parents were born and raised here.  I am married to Jeff, and we have two children.  My daughter, Shelby, is in 8th grade here at Hardee Junior High and my son, Brett, is in 4th grade at Hilltop Elementary.     I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  

Please keep in mind that your child’s attendance in class is critical for their success.  Valuable instruction and collaborative learning can only happen when your child is present.  This is a critical part of preparing them for the real world.