Mr. William Privott/Reid Guthrie

Phone: 931-200-1232


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Communication Studies

Mr. William Privott/Reid Guthrie

Hello and welcome to the sixth grade! I am Mr. Guthrie and I will be working with you this semester as your Social Studies teacher while Mr. Privott is away.  Orginally from Tennesee, I grew up on a small farm in the rural Cumberland Plateau.  I graduated from the University of Tennesee with a degree in communication studies. Originally I worked in political communications, however, upon moving to North Carolina I decided to pursue my dream of teaching. I love history and love to share fun and interesting historical facts that contribute to an overall postive learning experience. This semester we will be going across the globe and back through time- a new adventure for both of us.  World geography, ancient history, and the development of ancient civilizations and cultures will be cornerstones of our learning goals throughout the next few months.  I look forward to getting know you this semester!


-Mr. G

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