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. He has an MA in Classical Languages from the University of Georgia (07), where he won both the Graduate School and Classics Department awards for outstanding Graduate Student teaching.
Mr. Lasater enjoys working with and supporting Latin teachers in the Birmingham area and across the state. He serves the co-chair of the CAMWS National Latin Translation Exam. In the 2016-2017 school year, 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. He served as President of the Alabama Classical Association in the 2013-2014 and 2022-2023 school years.
This year, 2023-2024, is Mr. Lasater's seventeenth year teaching at Mountain Brook High School. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he sponsors the Latin Club (JCL) and the Chess Club. Mr. Lasater teaches all levels of Latin, from I to AP.
Mr. Lasater is also a very enthusiastic Atlanta Braves fan. In fact, his classroom has been named "The Official Latin Classroom of the Atlanta Braves." He enjoys playing music, going to Barons, Legion, and UAB games, and living on the Southside of Birmingham with his dog, Titus Pomponius Atticus, the Assistant Professor of Scruffiness.