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Mr. Mustin
English I/II Honors | Eighth Grade Language Arts | Creative Writing

Phone: 864.269.1821

Fax: 864.269.0795

Twitter: @mr_mustin

How I Became a Teacher:

Hi!  I'm a 2007 graduate of Clemson University. In the past, I’ve worked as a Realtor and a lobbyist, but in 2009 began pursuing my calling in teaching, a career that began with me working with elementary students with emotional disabilities.  I have also worked in special education in the Freshman Academy at Wren High.  I came to Powdersville Middle in 2010 to work as the ISS Supervisor while pursuing a middle-level ELA teaching certification.  This is my seventh year working with eighth graders, and I am glad to be back with our team this year, teaching another great group of students!


  • Upstate Area Health Education Center
  • South Carolina State Council - International Literacy Association
  • South Carolina Chapter - National Council of Teachers of English 

The Fun Stuff:

I love to travel!  I've been to 21 US states, Canada, Costa Rica (six times!), Spain, England, and France.  I am the faculty coordinator for PVMS's annual 8th grade trip to New York City, PVMS's annual Spelling Bee competition, and I'm the advisor for the 8th grade level of PVMS's chapter of the National Junior Beta Club.  I also am the public address announcer for Powdersville Middle's football games, as well as Powdersville High's varsity and JV football, basketball, softball, and baseball home games.

My favorite authors are: Robert Penn Warren, William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, Sandra Cisneros, and John Irving.

My favorite poets are: T.S. Eliot, Billy Collins,  e.e. cummings, and Emily Dickinson.

My favorite non-fiction writers are: Donald Miller, Gabe Lyons, Robert Caro, Michael Lewis, and Ryan Holliday.

Weird Facts about Me:

  • I’ve had my identity stolen in two different countries.
  • I am a third-generation teacher.  Between the 8 teachers in the family, we've taught at every level from K3 to university, and our family even has a media specialist!
  • I'm a descendant of the first cousin of King George III of England.
  • I collect ties.  As of Summer, 2017, I have 129 neckties and 9 bowties.  I hate tying bowties though, so you'll rarely see me wearing one of them.
Things that I'm Excitedly Anticipating:
  • Star Wars: Episode 8
  • The Winds of Winter
  • Toy Story 4
  • Ready Player One