A native of Mississippi, Mr. Autry completed his Bachelor of Music Education at Mississippi State University. In 1991, he moved to Whitesboro to be the band director at Whitesboro High School. While there, he met and married his wife, Sharon Lovejoy Autry, and has called North Central Texas home ever since.
Having completed a masters degree in Educational Administration at the University of North Texas, Mr. Autry has served the students of Texas as both a principal and assistant principal. As a principal, he led a group of teachers and students in a Region 10 technology pilot project called "The Future is Now." He was asked by Region 10 to report on the project in a workshop at SXSWedu in Austin in 2012.
In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife and best friend Sharon have been married over 20 years. They have three children: Brittlea, Crislynn, and Davis.