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Mr.  J.  L.  Biddle
English and Drama
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Subjects Taught
Dramatic Arts II, World Literature/Composition, World Literature/Composition (Honors)

Education
  • Trion High School, Trion, GA

                 1994 graduate

  • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

                 2001 B.S. Ed. in English

                 2005 M.S. Ed. in English

                 2008 Ed. S. in English



Experience

2001-2007: Central Middle School, 8th grade English and Georgia History

2008-current: Central High School, 10th World Literature, Drama, and literary coach



Bio

Mr. Biddle was born in Fort Benning, Georgia and raised in Trion, Ga. He is a 1994 graduate of Trion High School where two of his English teachers, Mr. Jon Dennis and Mrs. Carolyn Mayo, inspired him to become a teacher. Biddle attended Jacksonville State University (Go Gamecocks!), where he majored in English. During his student teaching at Anniston High School, Biddle was hired to teach 8th grade Literature and Georgia History at Central Middle School beginning the 2001-2002 school year. While at CMS, he also coached the CMS Lady Lion basketball team for 7 years, winning the area championship in 2002.

In 2008, Mr. Biddle was hired to teach literature at Central High. During his time teaching at CHS, Biddle has taught 9th-11th grade literature as well as drama. He has also served as the JV Lady Lion basketball head coach (3 years), varsity Lady Lion assistant coach (3 years), JV head baseball coach (3 years), varsity assistant baseball coach (3 years), and served as the team statistician for the football team (3 years).

Currently, Biddle teaches 10th grade World Literature, Drama, and has been the literary team coach since 2013. Over the past 5 years, the CHS Literary Team has won 2 region championships, 3 runner-up region championships, achieved a 3rd place state finish (2016), had 19 individual region winners, 3 individual state runners-up, and 2 individual state champions.

This is Mr. Biddle's 18th year teaching and is he is blessed to say that all of them have been at Central. He is married to the former Myra Lewis of Oxford, AL. They have two daughters who are proud Central Lions: Maryn (17) and Mialeigh (12). They reside in Roopville.

Biddle enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid reader, diehard Atlanta sports fan, and active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Carrollton.