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Principal's Message

First things first.  I am honored to work with your children every day and I consider it a privilege to be the Principal of this campus.  Thanks for taking a look at our website. We hope you find what you're looking for here. If not, please give us a call at the campus (847-2181) and we'll get the info you need. 

As you know, every phase of a child's life has it's challenges and the Jr. High years can certainly be filled with their share of them.  However, here at Danforth we feel like the partnership we have with parents is what helps students, parents, guardians and staff navigate this time successfully.  Students come to school prepared and ready to learn. They have a positive attitude about the day because they've heard that from home and they also hear it in our building. Our parents work with our teachers to help give students the best education possible.  And by the way, we know that education isn't just about Academics. While that will always be our main focus we also know that students and parents alike put a lot of extra time and effort in to excellent activities such as band, choir, cheer and our many sports programs. All those activities can make for hectic days and it takes all of us working together to help the students remain successful and happy. Another group that puts a lot extra time and effort in to activities on this campus is our P.T.O.  They work diligently throughout the year to provide so many wonderful things for both students and staff.  So that's how it works. A lot of good folks working together to make this campus and this school district a special place.

Personal Information

This is my 32nd year in education.  I taught history for fifteen years and for these last seventeen years I have been an administrator.  Sabinal High School was where I decided I wanted to be in education.  Coach Rochat was my math teacher and my high school basketball coach and he is still a mentor for me to this day.  In 1985 I graduated from Abilene Christian University, got married, and took a teaching and coaching job at the high school in Pecos, Texas.  After eleven years of teaching U.S. History and World History (as well as coaching the high school tennis team), my wife and I moved our family to Wimberley.  We’ve lived here in Wimberley since 1996, although my first four years in central Texas were spent teaching and coaching tennis at Dripping Springs High School.  I earned my Masters and Mid-Management Certification from Schreiner College in Kerrville in 1999 and began Administrative work in Wimberley in 2000.  As an Administrator, I ran the A.E.P. program from 2000-2007 and have been here at Danforth since 2008.   I continued coaching the Wimberley high school tennis team from 2000-2013 and I finally “retired” from tennis after the 2013 season.

My wife (Dee Howard) and I will celebrate our 31st anniversary this year.  My wife has worked for Wimberley ISD since we moved here in 1996.  Both of our children graduated from Wimberley High School.  Our son Matt graduated in 2006 and he and his wife live in San Antonio.  Our daughter Sara graduated in 2008 and she and her husband live in Waco.  

Thank you for your time and thank you again for entrusting your children to us every day.