Mark Anthony Spivey, Sr.
I started teaching in Hempstead ISD in 2004, having served as Social Studies Department Chair at Hempstead Middle and High Schools. I’ve taught Texas History, U.S. History (AP) to 1877, U.S. History from (AP) 1877, World Geography (AP) and World History and World History (AP). I was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award in 2006 in Hempstead ISD. I currently serve as Social Studies Department Chair at Royal High and Girls Athletic Coordinator.
I’ve served as a head girls’ basketball coach for 8 years (Royal High (2013 - present), Hempstead High (2004-2007) Spring High (2007-2009). I returned to Hempstead High from 2010-2012, serving as head girls 8th grade basketball coach (2010-2011) and the junior varsity boys head coach and boys varsity assistant (2012). I joined the girls coaching staff at Nimitz High School as the head JV girls coach and varsity assistant. I’ve also been a girl’s head track coach (Hempstead) and softball coach (Royal).
My varsity teams have been to the playoffs 4 times, winning 2 district championships, 1 Bi-District Championship, 1 Area Championship, and Regional Semi-final runner-up once. I was recognized at Coach of the Year in District 26-2A in 2006-07 and recipient of the 2007 Dean Weese Outstanding Class 2ACoach of the Year from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. My JV boys basketball team captured a district title in 2012 (Hempstead)
I attended Concordia Lutheran College where I played basketball. I later transferred to Prairie View A&M University where I’ve obtained the following degrees:
Bachelors of Science – Political Science
Masters of Science- Counseling
Master of Science- Educational Administration
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Educational Leadership.
I’m a native Texan. I’ve been married to Jullette Maxine Spivey for 19 years and together we’ve raised a blended family of 7 kids, ranging in ages 27-38. All seven have college degrees. We are members of “The Church Without Walls”. I am also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
My teaching and coaching philosophy is simple: “Never give up on a kid”.