I would like to take some time and welcome all students to Henryetta Middle School. I am a Henryettan tried and true, having been in the capacity of student, teacher, coach and principal during 32 of the last 40 years. I graduated from Henryetta High School in 1984 and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and East Cental University, graduating from ECU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1989. The summer of 1989, I married Debbie Archer of Velma, Oklahoma and we have been married for twenty-four years. We have two awesome sons, Cassidy, OU student, and Colten, an eighth grader at Henryetta. In 2002, I received my Master of Education degree allowing me to be certified in all areas of principalship and superintendent. During my time at Henryetta, I have taught Life Science in the Middle School, have coached High School football, wrestling, and track, and have been High School and Middle School principal. Since I began my career in education, I have only been away three years from Henryetta Public Schools, one being at Comanche, Oklahoma in the capacity of Science teacher and football/wrestling coach, and the other two at Wilson Public Schools in the capacity of High School prinicpal, Biology teacher, and track coach. I have had the tremendous honor of working with many dedicated professionals. Also, I have been taught and coached by many people that are dear to my heart. They have given unselfishly of their time to help create the person I am today. In closing, having my mother (retired), brother, and wife, all of whom currently teach or have taught at Henryetta Public Schools, as fellow employees has been a great experience and it only feels natural to be dedicated to the students and staff of Henryetta Public Schools. I wish you all a great year!!!!!!!