Degrees and Certifications:
* B.S. Communications, University of Tennessee-Knoxville * M.S. History, University of Alabama-Huntsville
I am in my fifth year of teaching at Bob Jones, having gone back to school to pursue a masters degree after spending 20-plus years as a sports writer and sports editor in the newspaper field. I have taught World History, Early U.S. History, and AP European History.
I am also entering my ninth year as the Bob Jones boys tennis coach.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Paula, and we have three children. Katie (27) played collegiate tennis at Young Harris and UAH and is an English teacher here at Bob Jones (she also coaches the BJ girls tennis team).
Will (24) ran track and cross country for UAH and is currently in PT school at UAB. Maggie (19) is a junior at the University of Alabama and will be studying abroad in Colombia.
We also have an out-of-control Lab named Bobo, who chases shadows and thinks she's a cat, and an actual cat named Measles (don't ask).
Teaching is the most fun I've ever had in my life, and it is my hope that my students see that on a daily basis, even from their computer at home. The fall semester of 2020 promises to be wild and wooly, but we will get through it, and I hope to see them all at some point. Please know that I have your child's best interest at heart, and I am always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the year.