The 2016 – 2017 school year will be my tenth year teaching at Alice Drive Middle School. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina where I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Education. In the spring of 2016 I completed a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in mathematics and literacy. I enjoy creating graphite artwork and writing in my spare time. My wife, Mrs. Stacy Shirah, is also a teacher in Sumter School District and we have two wonderful daughters named Emma and Anna.