JP is a speech and debate educator in Texas. He teaches classes in professional communication, public speaking, and debate. His students have won major awards in forensic competition, including two Texas state championships and a national championship.
In 2015, JP was selected as a recipient of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. He was also a finalist for the H-E-B Texas Rising Star Secondary Educator of the Year and a recipient of the Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.
His loves include teaching, competitive speech, and anything associated with Tina Fey.