Drew Lasater grew up outside of Nashville, TN, and graduated from Samford University in 2002 with a double major in Classics and Religion, and was the first student to graduate with a major in Classics at Samford. Mr. Lasater then taught Latin and Greek for three years at John Carroll Catholic High School. From there, he earned an MA in Classical Languages at the University of Georgia, where he won both the Graduate School and Classics Department awards for outstanding Graduate Student teaching.
Mr. Lasater has served as Vice President and President of the Alabama Classical Association, and continues to play an active role in working with and supporting Latin teachers in the Birmingham area and across the state. In 2016-2017, he was honored to serve on the Alabama Department of Education's committee charged with revising Alabama's State Course of Study for World Languages.
This year, 2021-2022, is Mr. Lasater's fifteenth year teaching at Mountain Brook High School. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he sponsors the Latin Club (JCL), Chess Club, and TED Club. Mr. Lasater teaches all levels of Latin, from I to AP.
Mr. Lasater is also a very enthusiastic Atlanta Braves fan. In fact, Mr. Lasater's classroom has been named "The Official Latin Classroom of the Atlanta Braves." He enjoys living on the Southside of Birmingham with Roma, the wonder-dog and Atticus, assistant professor of scruffiness.