About Mr. P
I am Mr. P and I teach Honors English I, English IV, and Professional Communication, help sponsor our student council, as well as coach the UIL Prose & Poetry, Accounting, and Extemp teams at Abernathy High School! The 2020-2021 school year marks my 6th year in education, and my 3rd here in Abernathy, and let me tell you, there isn't a better school district in Texas!! Prior to Abernathy, I taught in Lubbock ISD and Meadow ISD. I grew up (across the way) and graduated from Idalou High School in 2011, after which I attended Lubbock Christian University (Go Chaps!) and obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education with minors in theater & Christian Ministry.
I am married to my college sweetheart and very best friend, Mrs. Elizabeth, who is a Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center. We currently do not have any children, however we consider our 2 golden doodle puppies as such. In my spare time I enjoy holding on to my childhood by binge watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood, attending Abernathy athletic events, and of course spending time with and traveling alongside Mrs. Elizabeth.
Before my teaching career began, I spent 11 years working in various church and camp ministry roles, such as the children's & youth minister at different churches in Lubbock and Idalou. I also loved serving as a summer camp counselor and leader for 5 years at a place called Deer Creek Camp, as well as Lubbock Christian University. I understand how valuable and precious your children are, and I am excited to get to mentor and teach them as they prepare to become productive members of society.
I am blessed and fortunate to be apart of this great community and awesome school district. Because I am the product of a small town, where I was heavily involved in numerous activities, I come bearing the knowledge and memories that many of my students have, so if there is ever anything I can help you or your child with, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email. I am looking forward to a great year, and as always, "IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A LOPE!"
-English Language Arts/Reading 7-12
-English as a Second Language 7-12
-Classroom Teacher K-12
-GT Supplemental 7-12
-Member of Sigma Tau Delta: Collegiate English Honor Society
-Mr. Lubbock Christian University Nominee (April 2015)
-Lubbock Christian University Board of Trustee's Award Winner (April 2015)
-Meadow ISD Teacher of the Month: (October 2016 & 2017)
-Lubbock Christian University's Lubbock County Distinguished Educator (April 2020)
-Abernathy ISD Teacher of the Year (August 2020)