Tom Diggs came to St. Matthews in 2012. He attended Brown University as a Classics Major, received a BFA from the University of Washington in Speech and Communications, and an MFA from NYU /Tisch in Dramatic Writing. Tom has taught English all over the world including Japan, South Korea, Nepal, and Thailand. He has 20 years of experience as a Middle School English teacher, most recently teaching in Pasadena at High Point Academy where he also served as Middle School Coordinator. He strongly believes in the classroom as a kind of gymnasium where the mental muscle gets a good workout, respect and kindness are nurtured, and courage is the expectation.