“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
George was born in Dallas and grew up in the Garland area. He went to Naaman Forest High School, where he focused his attention on basketball and still has at least one school record that stands today. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and has a master’s degree in mathematics.
George worked as the assistant intramural coordinator at UTD and later was offered a position at KD College Prep as a math teacher and part-time office worker. His main role evolved into overseeing the company’s operational needs. In addition to taking care of daily business operations and administration, he works with other members of the leadership team to develop the company’s vision, goals, and growth strategies, as well as review and mentor employees. George has been with the company for more than 16 years.
Fun Facts About George:
What do you like best about KD College Prep?
“There are many aspects I like best about KD, but the number one thing is the ability to help students succeed and achieve their goals. Our staff has a deep compassion to do everything we can to help KD students put themselves in the best position possible for a bright future.”
What is your List of Loves?
“I come from a family who takes pride in all sports, education, and helping others. My grandfather coached football at the University of Kentucky and the Dallas Cowboys. I played all sports growing up. I love playing golf and really look forward to coaching my four kids as they start getting into sports. I was a youth counselor at my church from 2000-2016. I’ve been on 40+ mission trips and been a crew chief on numerous trips teaching our youth how to repair homes devastated by natural disasters or for families that couldn’t afford the repairs. The most important job of these trips is bringing hope back to families.”
What is something interesting about the school you attended?
“I was the captain of the Co-Rec flag football team in 2003-2004 that placed 3rd in the nation. We defeated teams like the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania. We ultimately lost to the champion, University of Central Florida, by 1 point.”
What would you go back and say to your 16-year-old self?
“Invest in all the FAANG stocks when they first come out.”