I live in Cooper, Texas. I was born in Ladonia, Texas at the Marcum Hospital. I attended Fannindel Elementary and Fannindel High School. I graduated from East Texas State University in 1990. I have a Master Reading Teacher certification, a special education certification and an ESL certification. I have two adult children that both graduated from college with degrees in education. I have four grand children that range in age from 13-18 years old.