Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Civil Engineering - Auburn University, 2006 Professional Engineer (PE) - AL# 32007
D.J. Strickland, PE
I love engineering. I love everything about it - the design, the challenge, the daily impact it has on EVERYONE.
I became a teacher in 2013 after 6+ years as a consultant civil engineer, and quickly discovered my passion for teaching high school and preparing students to excel in collegiate engineering.
I am joining Thompson High School in the 2019-20 school year as Director of the Engineering Academy. I am excited to use my engineering experience from industry and from my 6 years teaching in the Engineering Academy at Hoover High School to design Thompson's Engineering Academy - an Academy designed to produce students who stand-out when they set foot on campus, and who are equipped to pursue opportunity with confidence.
I live in Hoover with my wife, Tara, and our 5-year old son.