Mr. Pickens - 8th Grade American History
Degrees and Certifications:
AA - Liberal arts BA - Interdisciplinary Studies 8-12 Social Studies Composite
This school year will be the 6th year I have taught American History. In addition to teaching, I am currently serving as a boys athletics coach that is coaching Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Track. I am a combat veteran that served five years active duty and one year reserve in the United States Marine Corps. This provided me the excellent opportunity to attend college tuition-free after my discharge from the Marines, and I recieved an AA from Collin College and a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas. I had five great years of working for Richardson ISD, where I taught American History and served as the Social Studies department chair for the last three years. My family and I moved to Princeton in December 2017 and we love it here. In my spare time I enjoy doing automotive work and restoring depression-era fans and radios.