I graduated from Lubbock High in 1994. After that I attended college at West Texas A&M University where I graduated in 2000.
I graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and was certified in Elementary Art (1-8) and Elementary Self Contained (1-8). Currently I am certified Art EC-12 along with the 1-8 Self Contained Certification as well as a GT Certification.
This will be my 6th school year here at FJHS. Currently I teach Art I, Art II, Art III as well as Intro to Graphic Design.
I spent 12 years with AISD at Travis Middle School. While there I taught Art 100, 200, 300 & 350, Drawing I & II, Ceramics, Graphic Media and Yearbook. In addition I coached boys & girls Wrestling and was in & charge of our United Way Carnival.
I did a lot of the photography for the school. Team and group pictures mostly. In addition I designed a majority of the school spirit shirts and banners that we would have professionally made around the school.
We married on Dec 31,2017. As a blended family we have 6 kids. Ages 22, 19, 18 and 11 from her. I have a 14 year old. Together we fostered and adopted a baby who is now 3. All the kids attend school in Amarillo – 1 just graduated WT and will be attending grad school at UT Arlington, 1 is taking classes through AC. 1 just graduated AHS and went right to work for EXCEL. 1 is in high school and 1 is in elementary. To round things out we have a 2 dogs and a cat.
I'm a music junkie! I love a variety of music usually revolving around the rock genre. A live show is what I crave and try to go to as many as time and money allow. I've seen over 320 bands at last count.
I love horror movies and have a pretty good collection in our library.
I love all sports, football being my favorite. Green Bay Packers and Texas Tech Red Raiders are my teams to watch.
I'm a gym rat as well. I don't go as often as I like, but when I do I enjoy my time there and make the best of it.
I've recently gotten in to photography. What started as a hobby of photo editing and manipulation has turned in to another adventure in art. I do mostly friends and family but on occasion have done paid shoots for maternity and graduation pictures. I even started a Facebook page for it called Moralez Photography.