Mr. Shepherd is a native of Warner Robins, GA. He graduated from Northside High School in 1990. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education with his concentration in broad field Social Sciences from Valdosta State University in 1994. Since then he has earned his Master's Degree in the same area from Georgia Southwestern State University and his Educational Leadership Specialist Degree from Columbus State University. Prior to coming to Veterans, he taught Social Studies at Houston County High School. He currently serves as the department chair for Social Studies, coaches Cross Country, and sponsors the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.