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Subjects Taught
Business Law, Personal Finance


Graduate of Tupelo High School 

Bachelors of Business Administration: Economics (The University of Mississippi)

Master of Art in Teacher Secondary Education (Mississippi State University)

Specialist in Educational Leadership (The University of Mississippi)


I have 12 years of teaching experience at the middle school level. My past experiences include working in an adimistrative capacity at South Pontotoc Elementary as the bus/transportation disciplinarian,  working with special needs students and coaching volleyball at the high school level. Prior to being in education, I worked in pharmaceutical sales with Novartis selling cardiovascular medications. I look forward to starting my new role at DCHS as a business teacher. It's great to be part of such an awesome and great school! Go Jags!


I am married to Emily Speck and have three wonderful children, Caroline, Allyson, and Will. I have twin girls that are active in band, tennis, and cross country. I also have a son who is active in baseball. My wife is an elementary principal at New Albany Schools. I enjoy playing guitar, fishing, and raising horses. My favorite part of being an educator is seeing students develop interests and goals for their lives.