I am an alumni of Forest Park High School, class of 1996, and I also attended Catonsville Community College.
If I had the chance to have a cup of coffee with any one of my teachers, I would love to have a cup of coffee with my physical education teacher and coach, Obie Barnes, and my Spanish teacher, Mrs. Young.
I've been a City Schools teacher since 2015, but I have been an athletic coach with Baltimore City for many years.
Before I joined City Schools, I worked in several automotive shops, such as M&J Collision, and I also worked with special needs kids at Building Communities Today for Tomorrow.
One of my favorite movies is Remember the Titans because the coach in the movie, played by Denzel Washington, overcame diversity while teaching student/athletes to put aside their differences to come together and become one family to achieve a common goal.
One thing that many people may not know about me is that I will get on an airplane because this mode of transportation cuts down the travel time to get to a destination, but I do not like flying on airplanes.
When I was growing up I wanted to be a professional coach, because as a young kid in Baltimore City, I always admired and looked up to my lacrosse and football coaches. I used to tell myself, that one day I was going to be a coach to provide the same guidance and love that my coaches showed me as a young child.
In my opinion the best thing about teaching is that I play a major role in helping young men and women obtain an automotive technology certification. I also get to see students grow and mature into young adults. Many students didn't think or don't think they had or have a chance to attend college and pursue their automotive career, but with my help and assistance their dreams become realities.