Mr. Posey In The News
Salvēte omnēs! Micheal Posey, MBJH Latin teacher, is currently in his fourth year with the Mountain Brook School system.
Posey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in Romance Languages: Spanish and French, with equal coursework in Classics: Latin and Ancient Greek. He also holds a Graduate Degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College with additional post-graduate work at various institutions. Posey prides himself on maintaining a fervent commitment to lifetime learning!
Throughout his tenure as an educator, Posey has been recognized five times as a National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) grant recipient. Posey's most recent NEH summer seminar in 2022 focused on a three-week deep-dive into "Timeless Parallels: Veteran Voices and Classical Literature." This institute explored connections between veterans' experiences in both contemporary and ancient times. The program explored pertinent themes such as homecoming and the reintegration of veterans into civilian life.
Most recently, Posey was selected for the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In 2022, Posey and a US cohort of educators traveled to Finland to complete their international field experience. Over a span of 15 days, Posey engaged in an intensive program aimed at fostering the exchange of best practices between educators from the United States and Finland.
Professionally, Posey is currently a Writing and Steering Committee member of the National Latin Exam, an Advanced Placement reader (Latin), and also Chair of the National Pegasus Mythology Exam. Posey also serves on the Alabama World Languages Advisory Committee.
Posey has been a featured presenter at several local, regional, and national professional conferences. His presentations have focused on harnessing the potential of online formative assessments and seamlessly integrating contemporary educational technologies into the world language classroom.
At MBJH, Posey sponsors the MBJH Scholars' Bowl teams (7, 8th and 9th grades), is the Spelling Bee Coordinator, oversees the Beta Club, and sponsors the MBJH Youth Legislature and Junior United Nations Assembly (JUNA) delegations. He also provides essential support by accompanying the Mountain Brook Debate Team at local and regional tournaments.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Posey enjoys being a crock-pot slow-cooker, avid neighborhood jogger, and passionate explorer of diverse world languages and cultures. His extensive travels throughout the Americas and Europe have solidified his dedication to introducing students to enriching global opportunities and fostering a genuine connection to world-centric learning.
Phone: 205.871.3516 x1011
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts: Spanish Language and Literature
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Bachelor of Arts: Romance Languages: Spanish, French; Classics: Latin, Ancient Greek
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH