Alex Patterson has taught at Dodson Branch School in Jackson County, Tennessee, for the last 13 years. During that time, he has taught 1st-grade, 3rd-grade and 4th-8th-grade Reading, Math and Social Studies. Alex has also coached the middle school basketball team for the majority of his tenure. Since Dodson Branch became a TAP school, Alex has served as a mentor teacher as part of the school's leadership team. For the last three years, Dodson Branch School has scored at a level 5 according to Tennessee's TVAAS rating system.