Tom Brian

Rhetoric School History, Varsity Football Coach, JH Boys Basketball Coach

Years at CPLS: 2015-present


B.S. Education – History/Human Performance – Baylor University M.A. in Education Leadership – Wayland Baptist University

Why I Teach at CPLS: I joined the CPLS faculty after 19 years of teaching in public schools. Today I am in the most fun, challenging, and rewarding position of my teaching career. Each day I have the privilege of engaging students in conversation, helping them develop their own ideas, supporting them in their learning, and celebrating their successes. I count it a blessing to work in a school that helps students learn how to think, not simply what to think. I love the opportunity I have to support students as they wrestle with difficult issues, content, and assignments and then watch them recognize, based on a biblical worldview, that which is true, good, and beautiful.

Personal Testimony: I was raised in a Christian home and at an early age I was aware of my sin nature, asked for forgiveness, and acknowledged Christ as my Lord. Throughout my grade school years, I learned from my parents’ example what it looked like to live a life of faith. It wasn’t until I went to college at Baylor that I made the decision to follow Christ, apart from my family. Today, God continues to remind me of whom I am in Christ, leads me to recognize my need for Him, and communicates His desire to have a relationship with me. God is good.