Mr. Cottom has been teaching Theatre and has served as Technical Director at Tomball High School for 21 years. His previous four years were at Klein Forest High School. Mr. Cottom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University with a Major in Theatre and has obtained numerous Graduate hours in Gifted and Talented Education and in Theatre. He also taught and served as talent coordinator for the Texas Governor’s Program for Gifted and Talented students for six summers. His awards include the Theatre Alumni of the Year Award from the Sam Houston State University Theatre Department, Walmart Teacher of the Year, the 2011 Alma Slawinski Thespian Leadership Award, and the 2014 Texas Thespians Hall of Fame Theatre Director Award.