Phone: (571) 252-2280
Degrees and Certifications:
• Ph.D., Ancient History • Grad.Dip., Secondary Education • M.A., Ancient History • M.A., Biblical Studies • B.A., Religion
Dr. Benjamin Overcash
Hello, Timblerwolves! I'm Dr. Overcash, and I'm thrilled to join the Pack this year as a 6th grade History teacher!
I received my Ph.D. in Ancient History from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), and also hold graduate and undergraduate degrees in Secondary Education, Ancient History, and Religion. For much of the last decade, I've been privileged to teach history and ancient language classes to students from grade 7 through university in Australia, and I'm delighted to continue my vocation to education at Trailside.
Although I call North Carolina home, my second home is Sydney, where I lived for nearly a decade and became a proud US/Aussie dual national while working towards my postgraduate qualifications. I returned to North Carolina in 2016, and then, just before this school year began, packed up and moved once again with my husband, Cameron (who is a graduate student in Political Science at American University), to begin our new adventure in this beautiful and historic area of our nation's capital!
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy cooking, travelling, learning new things, and being creative with my mind and hands. I also remain actively engaged in scholarship in my field, and when I have the time, I continue to research, write, and publish (which you can learn more about here).