I have worked in the Marshall County School system for several years and my wife teaches in the Marshall County School system. One thing I have noticed over the years is the growing number of kids who come to school hungry. This is unacceptable to me, as a parent and as a community member. It will be unacceptable to me when I am elected as a board member. I will push for all Marshall County Schools students to receive Free Breakfast and Lunch at school. I realize we must first feed the child to feed the brain.
School safety is major concern for me. I have two young children who attend Marshall County Schools. I can assure the citizens that I do not take student safety lightly. When elected, I will be able to communicate to law enforcement agencies if a lock down or tragic event should take place. I realize the school system is on a tight budget financially, I also realize we can do many little things to help ourselves that don’t involve lots of money. My experience of taking over a tragic scene could greatly benefit our system. I have the training to do this and serve as a liaison between the school system and local law enforcement agencies.
I was born in Scottsboro, Alabama. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville State University in Law Enforcement and Corrections. I have worked in many different capacities of law enforcement from Police, to Deputy, to State Trooper, and now as a Probation and Parole officer. It was during my early career in law enforcement that I discovered the beauty and possibilities of Marshall County.
I now, reside on a small farm (aka petting zoo) in the Pleasant Grove Community of Marshall County. My wife and two young children, along with the recent test scores are the main reasons I am running for Board Member of the Marshall County Schools. I want a better education for my children. I believe the people of Marshall County deserve a better education for theirs too. We all are entitled to a better than bare bones education.