I graduated from Lincoln High School in 1991. I attended Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama, but I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary History Education from Talladega College in May 1996. I completed Advanced Placement United State History Training at Auburn University in 2016. I am entering my 20th year as an educator. I have been a teacher in the Talladega City School System for 16 years. I also taught in the Talladega County School System for 3 years. I am happily married to Angela Duncan Dawson of Talladega, Al. and we have three children, Tyler, India, and Ian. Angela is a Case Manager for FCI Talladega.