Degrees and Certifications:
BS Physical Education - Indiana Wesleyan University M.Ed Special Education - University of Southern Mississippi
Mr. Joey Middlebrooks
I have been teaching special education on The Ridge since 1999. The first 16 years were at RSM Elementary/Middle. In 2015 I moved across the track and joined the team at RSM High. I teach there where my beautiful wife, Tiffany, also teaches and our youngest child, Mikala, attends. Our three other kids graduated RSM. My oldest son, Kyle graduated from SWU and is working in Special Education at another school within the district. Miranda graduated from Charleston Southern University as a Nursing major. Jonathan, graduated in 2019, joined the SC National Guard, and will start college the fall of 2020. My undergraduate degree is in Physical Education with Coaching Endorsements from Indiana Wesleyan University. I completed a Master's Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Special Education. Along with teaching, I am the school's athletic director and varsity softball coach. (Please check out our softball page under athletics.) I believe all students are capable of being career ready and my goal is to provide the best foundation possible for my students to find a fulfilling career.
This has been a unique year with the covid virus having impacted our schools. I can't wait for our return to the Ridge in the fall. In the meantime this summer, I will be teaching Online physical education with the Aiken County Virtual Academy, catching up on professional development activities, and spending time with my family.