I am a 1984 graduate of Smiths Station High School and a 1989 graduate of Auburn University. After completing my degree at Auburn, I received a job opportunity to return to Smiths Station to teach and coach. For the past 26 years I have served in some capacity within the Smiths Station School System. I began teaching and coaching at the high school and later moved to the elementary school and I served as an assistant principal at the high school from 2005-2014. I was named Principal of Smiths Station High School in June of 2014.
I am married to Carol Richards, she is the assistant principal at Wacoochee Elementary, and have two children, Catherine and Eli. Catherine is currently a student at Southern Union. Eli is a student at Smiths Station High School.
I am an avid outdoorsmen, I enjoy most outdoor activities, duck and turkey hunting, offshore fishing, gardening and working around the house. I also enjoy watching my children participate in athletics, soccer, basketball, and baseball.
I have been a member of the Smiths Station Community my entire life and I plan on continuing to raise my children here.
I can not think of a better place to live, work and raise my family.