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  • Auburn University - B.A.
  • University of West Alabama - M.A.

  • 2008-Present: Spain Park High School
  • 2007-2008: Arab High School
  • 2006-2007: Hazel Green High School
  • 2004-2006: Douglas Middle School


This is my 10th year at Spain Park High School and my 14th year in education. While at SPHS I have taught 10th and 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade Government. This is my 6th year to teach AP U.S. History.  Teaching this class has been an awesome experience.  I also teach Law 2 (Constitutional Law) which is a course in the Law Academy curriculum.  This is my 5th year to work alongside Mr. Craig Thompson and Dr. Jennifer Smith and the SPHS Law Academy.  This year is my first year to teach 9th grade World History. Teaching freshmen this year will give me the unique experience of having taught history at every grade level during my tenure at Spain Park.  

I graduated from Erwin High School in 1999 and from Auburn University with a B.A. in History in 2003.  I received a M.Ed. with an emphasis in history from the University of West Alabama.  Along with my teaching responsibilities I am also an assistant football coach.

My wife, Katy, and I have been married for 12 years.  She works at Samford University.  We have two children.  Sam, 9, is a 3rd grader at Riverchase Elementary. Camille, 5, was born on 12/12/12 and she is a mess.  

Go Jags! War Eagle! Go Bulldogs!