Irvin, Paul (Social Studies)

Welcome to my Classroom
Mr. Paul Irvin, M.A. Ed., Honors U.S. History II & Honors Civics Teacher  Tel. 828-271-4523

Paul Irvin

I was born in Maryland and raised in Washington, D.C.. In addition to teaching high school for over 15 years, I've worked as a firefighter and as a TV news director, both in Washington, D.C.. During my TV news career, I was fortunate to have won two Emmy Awards. I earned my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies and M.A. Ed. (adolescent behavior), both at the College of Education, University of Maryland.

I'm currently working on National Board Certification and expect to complete the program by the end of 2018.

I'm married, have three daughters, and live in Asheville. I'm an avid boater -- power and sail, and have raced sailboats, having won the prestigious Governor's Cup a few years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my youngest play softball, playing with our two cats and two dogs, practicing photography, and listening to a wide and diverse collection of music. 
I'm thrilled to be teaching my fourth year at Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy. I am also honored to have been named NDA's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.  I have a passion for teaching high school, love life's connections to history and enjoy sharing that experience with our students!

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened!" -- Dr. SeussSocial Studies