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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 9th year at Spain Park High School and my 13th year in education. While at SPHS I have taught 10th and 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade Government. This is my 5th 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 4th year to work alongside Mr. Craig Thompson and Dr. Jennifer Smith and the SPHS Law Academy.

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 11 years.  She works at Samford University.  We have two children.  Sam, 8, is a 2nd grader at Riverchase Elementary. Camille, 3, was born on 12/12/12.

Go Jags! War Eagle! Go Bulldogs!