John has taught high school math at Grace Community School since 2021. He earned his Ph.D. in secondary education with a minor in mathematics from Mississippi State University in 2006. John also has a master’s degree in mathematics from Mississippi College. He began his teaching career in 2000 in Mississippi, teaching both middle school and high school mathematics. Prior to joining GCS, John was a professor in the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler for 16 years where he taught and trained math teachers, published papers, and secured grant funding. John and his wife, Sherri, have a large blended family with eight children and one granddaughter.