Following in my mom’s footsteps, I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. Through some journal reading assignments while attending Bob Jones University, I quickly developed a passion for teaching learners who struggle. By the end of my first semester, I changed my major to special education and never looked back.
After graduating from college, I received my master’s degree in special education from Clemson University. Now I have the privilege to teach at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, S.C., one of the largest high schools in the state.
I am a second-year learning specialist, who teaches one period of study skills for students pursuing a regular state high school diploma. One of my main responsibilities, however, is supervising the student-operated coffee shop and teaching employment skills for students pursuing an occupational diploma.
I have been happily married for one year. On the weekends, Brianne and I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Clemson football games, and hiking to waterfalls.