Kenneth Covington

High School English Teacher; English Department Chairman; Household Dean


  • Battle of the Books
  • Table Tennis Society


  • BA, Drama – University of Dallas
  • Master of Humanities – University of Dallas


  • South Carolina Educator Certificate (English & Middle Level Language Arts)
  • Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate (English Grades 6-12)

Previous Work Experience:

  • Teacher, The Highlands School
  • Director of Financial Aid, University of Dallas
  • Financial Aid Administrator, University of Maryland
  • University College, Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany

I began teaching in 1996
I began at SJCS in 2002

Reading, dreaming, learning other languages poorly, “Home Improvement”

Favorite Quotes:

“Nobody with a good car needs to be justified.” — Hazel Motes (“Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor)

“Man is by nature an animal intended to live in the Polis.”– “The Politics” by Aristotle

“I need to live in the ancient world/ If I’m gonna do what I want to do/ I want the city, but I want the country, too.” — “City vs. Country” by Jonathan Richman

Favorite Links: New Advent

An interesting fact I would like to tell SJCS parents & students:
A dabbler in languages, I can get myself into trouble in multiple languages. I once used “Karte” wrong in German and another time “Carte” wrong in French, but they were wrong in the same way. A native Texan, I’ve lived twenty-eight percent of my life in South Carolina. My wife and I have nine children, none of whom likes baseball. Ask them about the German soccer Bundesliga, however….

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