After working with the nonprofit medical organization Operation Smile for three years, Mr. Hancock began his teaching career in Hampton, Virginia in 1999. Since then, he has also taught in Orange Park, Florida and at Roswell High School in Fulton County. Mr. Hancock has advised numerous award winning yearbook and newspaper staffs. He joined the Brookwood High School staff in 2015 and currently teaches American Literature and Journalism 101. He also plays the violin with the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and teaches violin lessons. He lives in Stone Mountain with his son, Fernando, and two dogs, Mordakai and Cannolo.