Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Secondary Education/English (magna cum laude), University of South Alabama, 2013 M.S. in Instructional Design and Delivery, University of South Alabama, 2016

Mr. Cade Somers

Subjects/Grades Taught

  • During my career: English 9, 10, and 12
  • Currently: English 9 and 10


  • Began teaching at OHS December 2013
  • Powerful Conversations Network, Alabama Best Practices Center, 2014-2017, 2019-2021
  • OHS Continual Improvement Plan (CIP) Team Member, 2017-2018
  • Teach to Lead Summit (Columbus, OH) Oxford High School Team Member, May 2017
  • Annual Spring Advisement Teacher Advisor, 2017-2021
  • Girls basketball coach, 2015-2020
  • Piloted standards-based/standards-referenced grading at OHS, 2017-2019
  • Co-hosted Across the Hall podcast, 2017-2019
  • OHS Classroom CEO Pilot Program Teacher, August 2016 – May 2017
  • Presenter or co-presenter in several campus talks on subjects including daily learning targets, virtual learning, blogging in the classroom, standards-referenced teaching in the secondary classroom, and student ownership, 2016-present
  • OHS Calendar Committee, Spring 2017
  • OHS Student-Led Conferences Planning Committee, Spring 2017
  • Oxford High School AdvancED Accreditation Committee, August 2014-December 2014

Biographical Info

  • Married to Amy since 2004
  • Three children: Evan, Lucas, and Jude
  • Native Hoosier
  • Enjoys running, playing basketball, watching Indiana sports and the Chicago Cubs, reading, and selling fireworks every 4th of July
  • Serves as a youth minister with a local church
  • Former drummer reliving the days of his band, Omega Minus, in high school
  • Prior to teaching professionally, worked several years in ministry and as substitute teacher in schools in South Mississippi and Central and South Alabama
  • Experience in office supply retail store management