I am a graduate of Northeastern State University with my Bachelor's and
Master's degrees. I am married and have two children. As of January,
2002, I have three grandchildren--all boys.
I have taught school for 34 years, thirty-one of them in the Poteau School
system. I have taught in the former Pansy Kidd Junior High School and in Howe
I am active in my church, the First Free Will Baptist Church, Delta Kappa
Gamma Society International Beta Lambda Chapter where I am the current state
first vice-president and the local chapter treasurer.