Christopher Starnes

About Me

I was born in Cleburne, Texas, just south of Fort Worth. I graduated from Boswell High School in Fort Worth, Texas in 1993. I have my Bachelors degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville and a Masters degree from Texas A & M Corpus Christi. I have a lovely wife, a handsome adult son and an adorable daughter who are my absolute pride and joy.

This will be my 16th year at RFHS. I have the best job in the world. I LOVE school. I love the sights and sounds, and even the smell of school. It is an exciting place where ideas are born and explored and young people begin their metamorphosis into adulthood. There is nothing better than helping young people to understand themselves and realize their gifts. The best part of my job is getting to know and respect my students as individuals.



Mission Statement

It is my goal to see all student reach their fullest potential and experience success in English-Language Arts class, and in life. 
If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the school at 790-2220, or email me directly at

My Interests

Art, Music, Nintendo, X-box, Really Good Food, Television (I know it's bad for you), Movies, Reading, Writing, Theater, Geocaching, Pinball...


Books and Links

I've read more great literature than I can possibly recall. The list of books titles I can remember is about 8 times this size. Here is the short version of a list of books I would recommend, in no particular order. I am an avid reader and would be thrilled to help you find something that you will love to read.


  1. Angela's Ashes – Frank McCourt
  2. Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  5. The Essential Confucius – Thomas Cleary
  6. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  7. Dune – Frank Herbert
  8. Ender's Game – Orson Scott Card
  9. Planet of the Apes – Pierre Boulle
  10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
  11. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  12. The Vampire, Lestat – Anne Rice
  13. Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
  14. Night – Elie Wiesel
  15. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
  16. The Autobiography of Santa Claus – Jeff Guin
  17. White Fang - Jack London
  18. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  19. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  20. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  21. Inferno – Dante Alighieri
  22. Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
  23. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  24. The Rum Diaries - Hunter S. Thompson
  25. America:The Book - Jon Stewart