Mr. Franqui (pronouced "frankie") is a native of Augusta, GA (born and raised). He is married to Beverly Franqui and has two children, Noah and Haleigh. In 1994, he graduated from George P. Butler High School. He is an avid soccer fan and spent one year at Lee College in Cleveland, TN, where he played soccer before deciding to join the US Army. He spent five years in the Army at Fort Lewis, WA. Upon completing his tour of duty in the military, he and his wife worked hard to put each other through college so that they could fulfill their lifelong dream of becoming full time educators. Finally in 2010, he graduated from Augusta State University with a degree in Music Education (Vocal). After teaching high school chorus for five years in Richmond County, he has landed squarely here at Burke County High School. Go BEARS!