I want to welcome everyone to this introduction to me and my family. It is a pleasure to be part of this extended family of Lake Norman High School.
I am married to the former Mary Kathryn Gust. Mary works with Hickory City Schools. We, my two step-children, Kara and David, and our cockapoos, Opie and Ellie, live in Hickory. Kara has just completed her first year at Gardner Webb University. I also have two adult daughters: Margaret, living in Wisconsin, and Deborah, living in Pennsylvania. My degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Music Education (K-12) from Pembroke State University, a Master of School Administration from UNC-Pembroke, and a Doctor of Education from NC State University.