My entrance into secondary education stems from failing to engage or to be engaged in my education until well after high school. I became a teacher hoping my students would be engaged and learn to be engaging. From dull corporate headquarters to life in the beautiful Venezuelan Andes, from working in federal prison to teaching in San Francisco, from framing houses to hostage negotiation, from studying business and Spanish in undergraduate school to writing my doctoral dissertation in education, from marrying as an immature young man to sending my son off to college, and from accepting Christ in 1999 to starting a school focused on biblical manhood, my own education has been a charming journey. In God’s grace and reflective of His sense of humor, He has granted me the great privilege of being a teacher. I am fortunate to have a patient, loving wife, and two children genuinely pursuing their own calls to discipleship. I attend Journey Church in north Raleigh. Happily back in the classroom for my favorite class, I will be teaching the US Constitution again this year!
Books I’m reading:
Hero: the Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda, The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Phillips, The Compelling Communicator by Tim Pollard, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129 by Norman Polmar, and The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. A slow learner, I seem always to be rereading The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.