Dr. Hunter Brimi is an educator originally from Chattanooga, TN, a graduate of The McCallie School. An English teacher since 2000, he has had the pleasure of working with some of the brightest young people in America. He thanks all of them for their energy and knowledge.

Brimi holds three degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville: B.A. in History (English minor); M.S. in Secondary Education (English emphasis); and a Ph.D. in Literacy Studies. His dissertation concerns developing intrinsic motivation in student-writers. He also earned a M.A. in English (Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies) from Northern Arizona University in Spring 2019. For his final project in this course of study, Brimi developed an online, quasi-flipped classroom unit for teaching students to use social media responsibly and productively.

With a colleague before graduation

He has been a contributor to national and local dialogue regarding education. He has written several research articles and blog posts on grading, teaching writing, and the roles of teachers in students’ lives (and other topics). He believes in, develops, and delivers meaningful professional development opportunities for educators of all disciplines.

After running the Iron Dog 5K to support UT’s Veterinary Medical Center

​Away from school, Brimi has many interests, including baseball, art, and running. His dream dinner party would include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hank Aaron, Christy Mathewson, Dave Grohl, Dr. Ted Hipple, and his grandfather, Dr. Robert J. Brimi. And, of course, his dogs.

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