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  • University of Alabama - B.A. Classics/History (Double Major) Anthropology (Minor)
  • University of Alabama - M.A. Secondary Education - Latin/History
  • Alabama Teacher Certifications - Latin and History

  • 2001 - 2002 - Student Teaching - Christ's Hospital School - Horsham, England

  • 2002 - Present - Latin Teacher - Spain Park High School - Hoover, AL

  • 2004 - Present - Speech/Debate Program Director - Spain Park High School - Hoover, AL

  • 2006 - Present - ACCESS Online Latin Educator - Alabama State Dept. of Education

  • Summer 2012 - Debate Camp Instructor - Samford University - Homewood, AL

  • Summer 2012 - Present Debate Camp Instructor - The Capitol Debate Institute - Baltimore, MD/San Diego, CA/Princeton, NJ


I am a lucky guy to be surrounded by a wonderful family, awesome students, and a dedicated faculty, staff and administration.  My wife, Alison, is a phenomenal English teacher at Berry Middle School.  Maggie is my very busy daughter who has her dad wrapped around her finger.  

I have had the priviledge to work with many Latin students over the years at all levels of the language.  I am extremely proud of several students who have gone on to major or minor Latin, and some have even gone on to become Alabama Latin teachers.  I have helped many debaters achieve state championships and national awards.  I have also had fine debaters and speech students who have gone to compete on the college circuit with full scholarships. 

My main mission is to help students not only gain knowledge about Latin or debate, but to also have an experience they will remember lifelong.  I hope that your efforts here will translate into real benefits that will enrich your life.  Carpe diem!

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a flame to kindled" - Plutarch