Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Murray State University, 1976. Master of Arts in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1981. Educational Specialist, Southeast Missouri State University, 1991.
Teacher, St. Henry School, Charleston, Missouri, l976-79; acting principal, St. Henry School, Charleston, Missouri, l979; teacher mathematics, Sikeston (Missouri) Middle School, l979-84; teacher gifted, Sikeston E.A.G.L.E. Program, l984-86; teacher science, Sikeston Junior High School, 1986-1990; elementary principal, Sikeston Junior High School, since 1990. Executive director S.E. Missouri Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Inc., Sikeston, 1985-1990, board directors, 1990-1991. Specialist educational administration S.E. Missouri State University, 1991.
Volunteer American Cancer Society, Charleston, 1977. Board directors North Acres Recreational Complex. Board directors, secretary Southeast Missouri Big Friends/Little Friends, Inc., 1991, board directors, since 1992.
Member Missouri State Teachers Association, Sikeston Community Teachers Association (public relations chairman 1987-1988), District Teachers Science Association, Missouri Association Elementary Principals, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce (decorating committee 1988), Southeast Missouri Association Elementary School Principals, Knights of Columbus, Psi Chi, Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Sheila Mar Williams, June 12, 1982. Children: Christopher Lawrence, Clinton Lawrence.