David Wilson

Rockport-Fulton High School

Welding Teacher EXT.2096
RFHS Dept Phone: (361)790-2220

About Me

My last assignment while still in the Navy was that of a recruiter . My area included a large part of the coastal bend area including Rockport. The majority of my Naval career was spent as a welder so naturally I gravitated towards the industrial trades classes at the various campuses that I visited. In my second year of recruiting I established a close working relationship with the welding teachers at Rockport Fulton High School. I assisted them in setting up eye safety training classes for their students and showed them different processes of welding using different teaching styles. At this point I still had not even thought about becoming a teacher. Towards the end of my third year as a recruiter I was coming to the end of this assignment and nearing the point of which a decision had to be made to stay in the Navy and further my career or retire after twenty years of service. During this period of time I received a call from one of the industrial trades teachers of Rockport Fulton High School to let me know that the welding teacher position had opened up and that he thought I was the perfect fit for that position. I jumped up from my desk and headed out to the school. It became clear to me that I wanted this opportunity to work closely with these high school students and not only teach them a craft but also to utilize my experience in the Navy to teach them how to be successful adults. 



My Interests

Fishing, hunting and cooking!!!

Books and Links





Welding Teacher Intro video