Tom has an M.S. in History from Texas A&M Commerce and a B.S. in History from Fort Hays State University. Tom brings 32 years of experience to the table, teaching in Palos Verdes, California during the mid-1980’s and the reminder of his career in Texas. He has spent his whole career working with students both inside and outside of the classroom. Tom has coached Academic Decathlon, football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and soccer. Having retired from teaching in Texas, Tom is now excited about his second career in California and looks forward to getting involved with Human Rights Watch as an STF teacher advisor!
Tom has two grown children. His son, Scott, is 27 and lives in Dallas, while his daughter, Tayler, is 22 and is doing her graduate work at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.