My name is Todd Moses. I am fifty-two years old. I am a Teacher/Coach at Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas. My wife is Mary Gayle Moses. She is a retired teacher/Coach. We have six children, three girls, and three boys. Our six children range in ages from 33-24. We have three Granddaughters ages thirteen, three, and two We feel very blessed.
I grew up in DeRidder, Louisiana where I attended South Beauregard High School. I graduated in 1984. I attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Social Studies in 1988. I have been a Teacher/Coach for 26 years. I began teaching in Louisiana at Westlake High School in Westlake, Louisiana. I taught Physical Education. I taught there for one year. I then moved to Dry Creek, Louisiana to begin a new Football program at East Beauregard High School, a small 1A. I taught a variety of different subjects ranging from Kindergarten Physical Education to Senior Economics and just about every Physical Education or Social Studies subject in between. I taught there for seven years. I coached a little bit of everything there, from girls track to Junior High Football, Basketball, and Track to Head Baseball Coach and Offensive Coordinator for Varsity Football. This was very rewarding as the Football program ended up in the playoffs two of the last three years I was there. I moved to Warren, Texas in 1996. I taught 10thgrade World History and Senior Economics as well as being the Academic Challenge Coach. I taught there for five years. Again, I coached a little bit of everything. I was the Head Baseball Coach for four years, earning Coach of the Year honors in 1998 & 1999 seasons. I was the girls Head Basketball Coach for two years, earning Coach of the Year honors in the 1998-1999 season. I was the Assistant Head Coach as well as either the Offensive or Defensive Coordinator for all five years that I coached Football. I then taught at Orangefield, Texas for one year. I taught 9thgrade World Geography and coached Football and was the pitching coach for the Baseball team. My wife and I then moved to Sour Lake, Texas to be closer to her school and I was fortunate enough to be employed by the Hardin-Jefferson School District in 2002. I taught 9th grade World Geography and 10th grade World History for two tears. I taught 11th grade U. S. History for three years and had a 99% pass rate on the TAKS test. I taught there for five years. Again, I coached a little bit of everything. I was the Head Baseball Coach for one year, again earning Coach of the Year honors in 2005. I was the Head Track Coach for one year. I was the Offensive Coordinator for Football for three years. I then moved to Beaumont West Brook High School where I taught 9th grade World Geography and German (2 years). I was also the German club advisor. I was named the Texas A & M Foundation Teacher of the Year for the 2007-2008 school year at West Brook. This was a very proud and humbling experience. It was very nice to have your hard work recognized by someone else and by your peers. I coached 9th-grade Football, Basketball, and Junior Varsity Baseball my first year at Beaumont West Brook High School. In my second through my 5th year at West Brook, I became a Varsity Football coach on the Defensive side of the ball. I coached the Defensive line for the first year and then the Secondary for the next three years. I worked closely with the Defensive Coordinator in game planning and then implementing that plan on game day from the press box. I was also the pitching coach for all levels and the Varsity Assistant for the last four years at West Brook. I felt very fortunate to be employed at West Brook with Coach Craig Stump and his staff. I am now employed by the Humble ISD at Atascocita High School. I teach 10th and 11th grade U. S. History. I am the Offensive line coach for all levels and an Assistant Track Coach. I am very grateful to Coach Craig Stump, Humble ISD, and Atascocita High School for this opportunity.
As a twenty-nine-year veteran Teacher/Coach, I look back and can’t believe it has gone by this fast. I truly enjoy getting up and going to school every day. I enjoy the learning process, whether it is in the classroom or on the field of competition. I feel very fortunate and blessed to do something I really enjoy. Being a Teacher/Coach is a calling, not something you can train to be. I tell everybody that I haven’t gone to work a day in my life since I began teaching. Teaching and Coaching is something you must put all of yourself into. If not, you will not receive the rewards, which we know are not monetary, that are out there waiting for that Teacher or Coach that is willing to give of themselves in an honorable endeavor. Remember this: TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER YOU HAVE TO LOVE KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!