Most students call me Mr. B. I teach Theatre I and Speech.
I am in the midst of my third decade as a teacher at Clarksville High. In addition to my duties as Speech Coach, I am the faculty sponsor for Model United Nations, for Youth in Government, for Mock Trial, for Poetry Out Loud, and for the National Speech and Debate Association. I received my B.A. from Austin Peay (1982) with a degree in English, in Speech and Theatre, and in Philosophy. I have done graduate work at Virginia Tech and at Cumberland University.
I am a widower and have two adopted daughters from Honduras. My wife Cyndi was a 1980 CHS graduate and a former second grade and kindergarten teacher for CMCSS. My daughters are also Wildcats: Bettye is a 2009 graduate of CHS, and Sheyna is a proud member of the Class of 2010.
I served as a campus minister at Virginia Tech with the Churches of Christ for eleven years. I enjoy spending time with my family and preaching each Sunday in Cumberland City.
My mission is to help all students develop a love for truth and to value the search for truth; to help them see that their intrinsic value does not change with success or with failure; to care for others authentically and wisely without manipulating or being manipulated; and to develop a lifelong vision for success that is fueled by imagination, creativity, self-discipline, and a thirst for learning.
Clarksville High School will provide all students with the academic and social skills to graduate, to expand their horizons, and to reach their fullest potential as productive members of a global society.