Mr. Southam teaches Conceptual Physics, AP Chemistry, and started the Research Methods course in 2016. His teaching career began in 1987 at Princeton Day School and then at Phillips Exeter Academy. Since coming to Gould in 2002, he has been a student favorite. His mad scientist personality and witty sense of humor help him create engaging labs and lectures. In 2013, he was chosen the outstanding biology teacher in the state of Maine by the National Association of Biology Teachers.
He served as a reader for the College Board AP Biology exam from 1999 until 2012. An active member of the Bethel community, he was elected to the Bethel Board of Selectmen in 2012 and is the founding president of Mahoosuc Pathways, an organization committed to the development of recreational trails in Western Maine.
Mr. Southam lives with his wife, Sarah. They have two children: a daughter, Samantha ’12, and son, Max ’16.