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 am certified in Elementary Art (1-8) and Elementary Self Contained (1-8). Recently I was certified Art EC-12.
This will be my 5th 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 6-8, 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 21, 18, 17 and 10 from her. I have a 13 year old. Together we are fostering to adopt a 2 year old. All the kids attend school in Amarillo – 2 in college, 1 in high school, 1 in middle school and 1 in elementary. To round things out we have a dog 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.