Welcome to the Daphne Elementary family! I am thrilled to be serving the children of Daphne as Principal. I have been fortunate to work with children in many parts of the state, and I am happy to be back home in the Baldwin County area. I grew up around the magic of Mobile Bay, spending my childhood swimming, fishing, riding my bike, and sailing. I appreciate my parents and teachers giving me such a rich childhood by providing so many exciting learning experiences. I want to help provide that same magic of learning to every child here at school.
After graduating from The University of Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, I began teaching in Tuscaloosa. I taught 1st and 3rd grade at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Woodland Forrest Elementary School. After, I moved to Mobile and taught 4th grade at Leinkauf Elementary while beginning my administration degree. I transferred to Samford University to complete my M.Ed. in Educational Administration. During that time, I taught 1st, 4th, and 5th in Vestavia City Schools, mainly at Liberty Park Elementary School. I then began my first administrative job as an assistant principal in Hoover City Schools, serving at Rocky Ridge Elementary and Green Valley Elementary. I made the move back to Baldwin County to be with my family, becoming the assistant principal at Elberta Middle School. I received my first principal position at Orange Beach Elementary School before becoming principal here at Daphne Elementary.
My wife, Page, and I have two wonderful children, Caleb (3 yrs.) and Mary Page (1 yr.) They keep us completely busy, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of parenting. We love them completely.
Here at school and in the community, we want to offer every family impeccable service. We want to develop a high level of substance in each of our programs offered, and we want to continue to advance our reputation as a school where every faculty/staff member cares for every child. Please always feel free to call on us and ask questions. Our office staff is very knowledgeable, or I can always be reached at email@example.com.
We hope you have a wonderful 2012-2013 school year!