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Hello! I’m Griffin Hood and I will be starting my first year as a teacher here at Daphne High School. I live right here in Daphne with my wife Stephanie and two boys, Mayson (12) and Lincoln (5). We also have three fur baby bulldogs: Maverick, Bronco and Moonpie.
I recently graduated with my Masters’ in Education from the University of South Alabama. If you jump into the phone booth and go way back to 2006, that’s when I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from the University of Montevallo.
After graduating I worked in the film/tv/commercial industry in Birmingham, Alabama. I soon took my talents to Los Angeles, making the move in the winter of 2007. For the most part the city chewed me up and spit me out, but I learned a lot along the way.
Over the next several years I worked as an actor/producer/writer/director on various projects across the country. I have appeared in over 50 commercials across the southeast, including a hand full of film and television projects.
In 2010 I co-wrote and co-produced a feature film titled The Baytown Outlaws starring Billy Bob Thornton. When faced with the decision to stay in Alabama or make a more permanent move out west, we chose to stay. My mother in-law became ill so we relocated down here, so we could help take care of her. After she passed away, we decided to stay as we saw it as a great place to raise our children.
It is my hope that the experience I have gained in my career, will be beneficial to the Theatre students. This knowledge will not just be useful for those wishing to pursue a career in theatre or film, it will pertain to any career path they may choose. I look forward to a wonderful year, and getting to know each and every student.