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Tom Sample

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Teacher: Elementary 

BIO

I am the father of five children and the grandfather of six, all under the age of six years. Candace usually introduces me as the oldest of her six children.

We have been married for 31 years and through her many exasperated sighs, I know she married me for my money. 

EXPERTISE

It's hard to say. I like to think that it's my natural affinity with children, but my wife explains that it might be because they are my natural peer group.

The Sample children were taught at a young age to scream holy hell when they saw their father holding a tool. That usually precipitated a family intervention to get me away from something that could injure me or anyone nearby. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Nothing professional or cerebral, but I did write an article for a leadership newsletter in 1999. Sadly, I've been recently notified that the Library of Congress misplaced it, with regrets.