Mr. Franklin was born and raised in the St. Louis area. Mr. Franklin is in his eighth year teaching for Saint Louis Public Schools. He has coached football, boy's basketball, girl's volleyball, and boy's soccer at the middle school level and is currently the head varsity baseball coach at McKinley High School.
Mr. Franklin earned his Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Physical Education and Master's Degree in School Administration from Lindenwood University, in St. Charles, Missouri. He is certified to teach K-12 Health and K-12 Physical Education. During the 2011-2012 school year Mr. Franklin was honored as the Urban Future Teacher of the Year.
Hobbies include camping, fishing, spending time with his family and friends and competing in softball, basketball and golf.