Phone: 1 (256) 430-0001
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S, Special Education, University of Tennessee at Martin M.Ed, Special Education, Vanderbilt University
I am a Special Education teacher in the Exceptional Learning Center (ELC). I teach Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Life Skills for grades 6-8. Teaching individuals with disabilities is a passion of mine. My goal is to provide each student with a rigorous academic, functional, social, and individualized education.
I started my teaching career in Jackson, TN where I co-taught 9th-12th grade English. I left Jackson to get my M.Ed from Vanderbilt. While at Vanderbilt, I supervised and trained new teachers and conducted research for a textbook on AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). My time at Vanderbilt also allowed me to work with Vanderbilt's Next Steps, a post-secondary program for individuals with disabilities. I was lead male counselor four summers for their Summer Institute.
After leaving Vanderbilt, I moved to Alabama and worked for two years in Limestone County at Tanner High School. At Tanner, I was the middle school teacher in their special education program and head baseball coach.
When I'm not at school I am happily spending time with my wife, Hannah, our son, Marshall, and our dog, Sampson. I enjoy watching sports, running, riding my bike, playing golf and tennis, art, and reading.