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Subjects Taught
English II CP, English II Honors

Education

I recieved a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of South Carolina - Upstate in 2007.

In 2013, I was awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching - English from Coastal Carolina University.



Experience

The 2017-2018 academic year will be my fifth year as a full-time teacher.

In the Spring of 2013, I completed three months as a student-teacher at WHS, serving under Mrs. Lawson. I taught English III Honors and assisted with Competitive Speech and Debate.

That summer, I was hired as a full-time English teacher at Georgetown High School, where I served the community for two years, teaching English II, III, and IV. I also served as a faculty co-advisor for the National Honor Society and as assistant coach for the boys' varsity soccer team.

2017-2018 will be my third year as a full-time instructor at WHS.



Bio

I grew up in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina, where I attended Riverside High School in Greenville County (class of 2000). In high school, I lettered in swimming, track and field, and football. Football was, is, and will always be my primary passion; I was an all-region, all-county, and all-state selection my senior year; I also had the honor of being selected to the North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach in December, 1999.

I commited to play football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. I attended school there for one year before taking a break from college for a short time in order to ponder the meaning of the universe. Eighteen months later, I enrolled at what was then known as the University of South Carolina - Spartanburg.

For the next several years, I lived and worked in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While in school, I served as chapter president and vice-president for the Xi Phi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. I began a career as a loss prevention specialist, working part-time as a student. By the time I received my college degree, I was working full time as a retail fraud investigator. The sole utilization of my English degree was to ensure that I authored the most impressive incident reports my bosses had ever read.

In 2009, I decided (with help from a struggling retail market) to switch careers and work in the tire distribution industry; I worked in Taylors, South Carolina for two years before the call of the coast became irresistable and I moved to Myrtle Beach in the spring of 2011.

After helping my sister open a business, I enrolled in the MAT program at Coastal Carolina University and obtained my Masters and teaching certification in 2013.

I taught all levels of English at Georgetown High School from 2013-2015 while helping coach the boys' varsity soccer team. I transferred here to WHS at the start of the 2016 school year.

It is of note that I am a life-long, die-hard fan of USC athletics. Football Saturdays in the fall are my favorite days of the year. My wife has recently shown me the joy of professional soccer, as well.

I currently live in Pawleys Island with my wife, Callie, and our two daughters, Reese and Lucy.