Welcome to Mr. Drake's 8th grade Science Class
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Criminal Justice N.C. teacher certification Middle Grades in Science and Social Studies
I moved to WNC in 1994 after graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.S in Criminal Justice. I worked for many years at a therapeutic wilderness program for at risk teens. After completing my teaching certification I began teaching in Henderson County then moved to Transylvania County. This is my fifth year at Brevard Middle School.
If you visit my classroom you can expect a variety of activities, from labs, projects, debates, group and individual assignments. I try to help students better understand the content and concepts by making connections with our unique local resources.
Outside of the classroom you might find me enjoying our local area by trail running in Pisgah Forest, mt. biking in Dupont, kayaking the French Broad River or exploring the backroads on my motorcycle.