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Teacher Feature - March 2017

What is your educational background? I graduated from North Surry High School and then Catawba Valley Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Where do you teach? What grade level(s) and subject area(s)? 9th-12th grades at Mount Airy High School

How many years have you been in education? This is my 17th year in education.

How many years have you worked in another career? I worked for 14 years with my dad in the family business.

Tells us about your family. I am married to Julie and we have two children, Olivia and Clay.

What is your favorite part of the year and why? Spring is my favorite time of the year because the milder weather and longer days allow for more work and play outside.

Finish this statement: I teach because... I am able to share what I have been taught with young people but more than that, it is truly the opportunity to develop what, are often, lifelong friendships with students and the great people I am blessed to be able to work with.

Ask your class or group of students to describe you using 3 adjectives. Knowledgeable, caring, helpful