Mark graduated with two degrees: a BA in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma, USA, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. In addition, he has minors in German and History. He began teaching when he was in high school where he taught sailing and merit badge classes with the Boy Scouts of America. He is fluent in German as he was an exchange student. He worked for a number of years for Dallas ISD in Texas teaching 6th Grade. He is an engaged and committed educator with a strong passion for teaching and social studies, especially History.