I am married to the most amazing woman, and we have four incredible kids.
Currently, I teach sixth graders reading at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, Tennessee. I am a native of Memphis and have been teaching and leading in local K-12 schools for the past 14 years. I believe passionately in the value of learning and the importance of good teaching and believe both should center around critical and creative thinking.
I received a B.A. in English from Lipscomb University (1994) and a M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision from Freed Hardeman University (2009). In September of 2009, I started on a new learning journey after connecting with several educators online and through Twitter. I began rethinking what it means to be a thoughtful, networked learner in the today’s world, and I recognized that today’s technologies demanded a makeover of my instructional philosophies and practices.
I have taught professional development and offered workshops in various formal and informal settings. I have even given a keynote or two, but I prefer a conversation to a presentation and a think a good question is of more value than an answer most of the time.
Additionally, I enjoy dating my wife, reading blogs and books, watching movies, and cheering local sports teams. I lead a weekly conversation with college students examining current events through the lens of faith, and I strive to do work that matters.