I graduated from Spring High School in Spring, Texas in 1995. I went to The University of Texas at Austin after graduation and majored in Government. I graduated in 1999 and obtain my teachers certification.
I began my career teaching at Stratford High School in 2000. I taught Government, Economics, US History, and Speech. In 2002, I began working on my Masters in Educational Administration at The University of Houston. In 2003, I became an Assistant Principal at Spring Branch Middle School and graduated from UH shortly thereafter.
In 2005, I became an Assistant Principal and am now working on my seventh year in this position. In 2006, I began working on my doctorate at Texas A&M University and should be done in the summer of 2012. Although I am currently at A&M, I still bleed burnt orange!
My dissertation is titled: An Empirical Analysis of Assistant Principal Perceptions' of Black Males in Secondary Schools. My research includes the experiences of Black males in school as well as their resulting experiences in society, and how assitant principals' beliefs impact these experiences.
There is very limited research on assisstant principals and what does exist is primarily about duties of the job. Additionally, there is a large body of research on teacher perceptions of various populations of students. Folliwng in the footsteps of this research, my dissertation argues that assistant principals are very influential with at-risk students and I am studying whether preconveived notions impact decision-making and whether these decisions impact success. This body of research will be the first of it's kind and I am excited about its completion. I am hoping to publish my findings shortly after graduation.