Degrees and Certifications:
Clemson University: B.A. (English) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: M.Div. (Theology) Winthrop University: M.A. (English)
Teaching is my third career, something I always wanted to do. After college I entered pastoral ministry and served three churches, most recently First Baptist Church of Mt Pleasant, SC, as Senior Pastor. After that, I was President of Paddock Industries in Rock Hill, a national commercial pool designer and equipment manufacturer, before coming to Northwestern in 2010. I own a small shop in downtown Rock Hill, The Newsstand Records and Books, on the corner of Hampton and Main.
My wife Cindy teaches gifted students at Westminster Catawba Christian School; we have two grown children, and three grandchildren. Our family attends Ebenezer ARP Church, where I teach Sunday School to young adults.
At NHS my list of courses includes English I, II, III, and IV (College Prep), English II Essentials, International Baccalaureate English 4 & 5, Theory of Knowledge, and English 101 Dual Credit.
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year