Originally from Summerfield, North Carolina, Alan graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and Wake Forest University with a Masters of Arts in Education. He spent four years teaching high school English and coaching basketball at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, North Carolina, before moving to Tuscaloosa. He currently works as a graduate assistant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His duties include teaching CSE 390: Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools and serving as a liaison for the Clinical Master Teacher program. He leads a monthly focus group for pre-service teachers interested in the dual roles of teaching and coaching and enjoys volunteering at Crossing Points, a transition service for students with disabilities located in Garland Hall.
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