Bachelor of Science in Education, Auburn University, 1966. Master of Education, Mercer University, 1970. Educational Specialist, University Georgia, 1975.
Doctor of Education, University Georgia, 1981.
Science teacher, Thomasville (Georgia) High School, 1966-1967; science teacher, Tabor Junior High School, Warner Robins, Georgia, 1967-1978; science consultant, Oconee RESA, Sandersville, Georgia, 1981-1983; principal, Wilkinson County Middle School, Irwinton, Georgia, 1983-1988; principal, Lumpkin County Middle School, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1988-1990; assistant principal, Long Branch Elementary School, Dahlonega, since 1990. Vice president Georgia Science Teachers Association, 1982-1983. President Georgia Association Middle School Prins., 1987-1988.
Member National Science Teachers Association, Georgia Association Education Leaders (director 1989-1991), Georgia Association Elementary School Principals, Professional Association Georgia Educators (legislation committee since 1990), Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Dorothy Carol Wood, August 25, 1967. Children: Christopher Earl, Stephen Franklin, Andrew Thomas.