From 1984 to 2021, I loved my work as a proud California public school educator. I live in Malibu with my wife Jill. Our two sons are out of the house – Ryan is an attorney in Sacramento and Dawson is a freshman at Colorado School of Mines. I most recently worked as the Superintendent of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, but I’ve also worked as a principal and a high school history teacher. I love talking, writing, and thinking about parenting, public education, family, all things California and Arkansas, bicycling, swimming, cooking, bbq smoking, golf, Evernote, and Big Green Eggs.