Gordon Toney is a native Tennessean and first moved to Texas in 1983. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech and holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in Education. He recently retired after spending 30 years in teaching and coaching. He has spent the past five years as a reader for the College Board AP Exams. Gordon also spent three years as a personal financial advisor with American Express. He and his wife, Nancy, who is Director of State and Federal Programs and Testing with ROISD, have been permanent residents of Red Oak since 1990.