Welcome to my page! To tell you a little about myself, I was born and raised in Georgetown and I graduated from Georgetown High School. I went off to college in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After college I returned to Georgetown to work with the Williamson County Juvenile Services. I worked a total of 11 years with Juvenile Services; the last 8 years as a Juvenile Probation Officer.
I am married and have two lovely boys. I love spending time with my family. My family time is usually spent on the soccer field, football field, baseball field, and basketball court.
Phone: 512-943-5000 ext. 8010
Bachelor of Arts:
Schedule and General Information
Welcome to East View High School Criminal Justice Program. Upon completion of this program, you will acquire all necessary knowledge and skills required to support your decision to pursue a career in law enforcement or other criminal justice professions in the real world.
Principles of Law – This introductory course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.
Law Enforcement I –This course is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.
Law Enforcement II – This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony.
Court Systems – This course is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation.
Practicum in Law - This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills in law, public safety, corrections, and security. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
Skills USA, City of Georgetown Teen Court, GPD Police Explorers, Williamson County Sheriff Explorers, and Criminal Justice Club: These programs will be introduced and will allow students to participate and obtain increased knowledge and skills. Further details will be provided as the programs are implemented throughout the year.
Standards: The standards are very high in this class. The topics of these courses require a certain level of maturity. Therefore, I expect that disciplinary issues won’t affect the student’s progress. However, if a student cannot or will not act in a mature and respectful manner, a district discipline plan will be put into effect. I would prefer to treat my students as young professionals, so please act accordingly. Everyone in this class is free to state their opinion in a professional manner without fear of ridicule or retribution. Remember – attack the subject matter, not the individual.
Work Assignments: To receive full credit on any assignment it must be turned in by the end of the school day on the date it is due (unless stated otherwise in Google Classroom). Late assignments can be turned in for a reduced credit thereafter. If you are absent, you need to get the assignment from the "Absent" crate by the end of the day when you return to school.
TARDINESS IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
School Tardy Policy: Students are expected to be in class on time. All staff will record tardies in Skyward. Referrals will be automatically generated at certain thresholds (cumulative tardies), alerting Assistant Principals. Admin will meet with students and assign consequences for each stage. Teachers will also implement their own plan to address persistent tardies to their class.
Cell Phones: Upon entering class, you will put your phone on silent mode and place it in the cell phone holder in the front of the room according to the number provided. Remove your earbuds and place them in your backpack. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in consequences according to school policy.
- 1st offense: verbal warning
- 2nd offense: verbal warning w/ a reminder of consequences as a classroom management note
- 3rd offense: Office referral, consequences and possible confiscation of phone for remainder of the school day.
- Persistent violations will result in phone privileges being revoked for individual students. Students would be required to turn in their phone to an office at the start of the school day and could retrieve it at the end of the school day.
Class Procedures and Structure: On a daily basis, students will be required to bring their notebook/chromebook to class. Each class period will begin with discussions on previously taught information or discussion of current event involving law enforcement or criminal justice. During class discussions, videos, and course material will be presented. A variety of methods will be used to address the material. I believe that we learn best and remember more when the material is interesting and we have fun while learning. I realize not all situations can be fun, but I will do my best to make them that way. The more you participate, the more you will get out of the class. Material presented by guest speakers will not be tested, but may be used for the topic of a written assignment. Some issues discussed may make you feel uncomfortable. I urge you to inform me of any topics that may need to be addressed such as sensitivity regarding sexual assault, murder, or suicide. Arrangements can be made to provide alternate assignment.
Grading: 70% Assessments (Test/Quiz/Projects)
30% Class Participation/Class work/Homework
Note: If you don’t receive a zero you should have no problems passing this course. I will not be giving away any grades. GISD makes up policies, and will be strictly enforced. It will be the student’s responsibility to complete make up assignments the next day they attend class. Success starts with you making a commitment for your future.
Resources: Text and materials approved by TEA, GISD, and TECLOSE will be utilized for this program. Additional resources will include multimedia (internet), and criminal justice professionals.
Seat Assignment: The instructor has a method of assigning seats to assure that all learning style needs are recognized. Seat assignments also assure effective teamwork for group projects. Students will find that in the real world they will have to endure work and seating assignments; it will not hurt to get use to this concept.
Academic Dishonesty (Cheating): I consider academic honesty one of our highest values. Students are expected to be the sole authors of their work. Use of another’s ideas must be accompanied by specific citation and reference. Papers should include students own data, ideas, and reflective thoughts. Students that cheat on assignments or exams may result in office referral and/or a grade of a Zero.
Written Assignments: Mastery of written communication is essential to succeed in Criminal Justice careers; therefore, much writing will be expected in the classroom. If you follow directions you will do well, in addition students will be provided instructor and team support. Often the length is not as important as the substance. Your ability to follow directions, completeness of the assignment (spelling and punctuation), and the sufficiency of your argument will be the graded factors.
Materials Needed: Pen and Pencil, Notebook paper, Chromebook
DONATIONS: Kleenex, Notebook paper, Index Cards, Sticky Notes, Dry Erase Erasers
In the classroom will be a 'Supplies' section. If you forgot something for the day, please help yourself to what you need for the class period.
Period 1AB: 8:40am – 9:35am: Law Enforcement I
Period 2A: 9:40am – 11:15am: Conference Period
Period 3A: 11:15am – 1:30pm: Law Enforcement I & Practicum in Law (Lunch during this period)
Period 4A: 1:35pm – 3:05pm: Law Enforcement I & Practicum in Law
Period 5AB: 3:10pm – 4:00pm: Law Enforcement I
Period 1AB: 8:40am – 9:35am: Law Enforcement I
Period 2B: 9:40am – 11:15am: Law Enforcement II
Period 3B: 11:15am – 1:30pm: Conference Period
Period 4B: 1:35pm – 3:05pm: Law Enforcement II
Period 5AB: 3:10pm – 4:00pm: Law Enforcement I
- Respect Others
- Respect Property
- Electronic Device Use When Given Permission
- Be Prepared
- Be On Time
Consequences: I believe that we control and select our behavior or action. As such, if you choose to violate the rules, the consequences are outlined below. Your action will dictate my response. It is not personal -- it is professional.
- Eye Contact a.k.a. "The look"
- Verbal Warning
- Private Conference With Me
- Detention In My Classroom
- Call Home
- Visit with Assistant-Principal and Parent
*All infractions will be documented and dated.