Phone: 573 842 2400
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in English and History, University of Missouri; M.A. in English, Saint Louis University; currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University
Mr. Patrick Brooks
My name is Patrick Brooks, and I am thrilled to start another year as a Waynesville Tiger! Last yearI had the privilege of working with some of the brightest students I've ever met, and I can't wait to see what this year holds in store. Before coming to Waynesville, I spent five years studying Rhetoric and Composition in the English Department at Saint Louis University; what this means, essentially, is that I spent five years arguing about arguing, and learning how to teach writing to young people. Before going to graduate school, I spent three years teaching high school English at Newburg High School, the same place I graduated from high school. Though I have spent the last few years teaching college students, my real passion is for teaching at the high school level. This job at Waynesville is truly my dream job, and I'm having a blast so far.
I also have the privelege to be married to the greatest woman in the world, Ashley Brooks, and I have three adorable boys: Isaac (9 years old), Alec (4 years old), and Liam (1 year old). Aside from being a teacher and a family man, I am also a shameless uber-nerd. I love all things related to Classic Literature, Philosphy, Film Studies, and last but not least, Chess. Also, this year will be my first year as the Debate Team Coach and my second year as the Scholar Bowl Team Coach