My Resources

  • Introduction:   This is my 13th year of teaching 8th grade math and my 9th year of teaching Algebra.  I graduated in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and I received my Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.  I spent 20 years as a Semiconductor Sales Engineer before making Education my second career.


    My wife works at the Allen City Library.  I have a daughter that finished her PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and is a professor at East Carolina University.  I have a son that is graduated from Law School at Southern Methodist University.  My youngest daughter graduated from Environmental Design at Texas A&M.


    I have 6 grandsons.


    School Supplies

    Red Pen

    Binder or 3 prong folder with pockets (preferred)

    Notebook paper

    2 boxes of tissue for Advisory

    Composition Book


    *Algebra - Graphing Calculator (recommended but not required)

      Can be:  Texas Instrument: TI83/84/84+/84+ color


    (*please discuss with Mr. Crookston first, we have loaner calculators)


    Alternative calculators that will perform all the functions but will not be supported by the teachers:

     TI Inspire Color (does not have TI84+ keypad)

     Casio: 9750/9860 (low cost but with similar functions of TI83/84)