Girls Coordinator / Head Girls Basketball / Head Boys & Girls Cross Country
I am a 1982 graduate of Childress High School and have been teaching and coaching since 2002. My teaching field is biology. My coaching duties are Head Cross Country, and Head Girls Basketball coach. After graduating from CHS, I attended McMurry University where I played basketball. After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1986, I worked for the Federal Government for 20 years.
This will be my 3rd year teaching and coaching. I married a hometown boy and Childress has always had a special place in my heart. I am so honored and excited to be coaching with such an amazing staff. I grew up in Amarillo and went to a small private school where we won a state championship my junior year. I have played volleyball for most of my life and had the privilege to playing college for two years before retiring from injuries and meeting Matt.
8th Grade - Junior High Coach
I am beginning my 2nd year of teaching and coaching within the Childress ISD family. This is my 7th year teaching and 5th year coaching. I am coaching 8th grade girls volleyball, basketball, and track. I graduated from Quanah in 1994 and received my Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Midwestern State University in 1998 and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2008. I taught 2 years at Quanah Junior High and 3 years at Venus Middle School and High School from 2002-2003. I am married to Monica Spangler, who works at Childress Junior High and we have 3 daughters. Kendra, Kayla, and Kylee. I am extremely excited to be teaching and coaching and I am looking forward to having a great year helping to build the Lady Cat programs.
7th Grade - Junior High Coach
Head Softball Coach
Jessica was a 4 year starter at second base for the Class 7-A Irving High School
Lady Tigers in Irving, Texas. She received All-District honors her sophomore through
senior years. Branam received numerous High School honors including the
Defensive MVP Award, the Tiger Heart Award for outstanding play and leadership,
and her senior year she was ranked #30 in hitting among the Top 50 All-Area
Class 7-A hitters. She was also selected as an All- East Region High School All-
Jessica attended Paris Junior College, and graduated
from there in 2013. She started both years at third base for the Lady Dragons, and
was selected as an All- East Regional All Star her sophomore year. Jessica was
the leadoff hitter for the Lady Dragons, and was among the team leaders in
several offensive and defensive categories. Her sophomore year she helped lead
the Lady Dragons to Conference and Region Championships, and the honor of
being one of sixteen teams in the United States selected to play in the 2013
National Junior College Athletic Association Softball Championship in St.
George, Utah. The Lady Dragons were the only team in PJC school history to ever
play for a national championship. The Lady Dragons finished the year ranked # 9
in the nation.
Following graduation from PJC, Jessica transferred to Ouachita Baptist
University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to play in the Great Southwest Conference
for the NCAA Division II Lady Tigers. During her junior and senior years, Jessica
was the starting third baseman for the Lady Tigers. She also ran Cross Country
for OBU during her senior year. Jessica earned a BA Degree from OBU in May,
2015, with a Major in Kinesiology, and a Minor in Mass Communications. She is
currently enrolled in graduate study.
Following graduation from OBU, Jessica was the Assistant Softball Coach for her
alma mater OBU Lady Tigers, before moving to Vernon to become the Assistant
Softball Coach for the Vernon College Lady Chaps.
High School Assistant Coach
Aaron Callaway graduated from Dublin High School in 2013. After high school, He attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. While at HPU he played basketball and tennis and graduated with Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in May 2017. Aaron is a High School assistant coach from volleyball, basketball, and softball.