Mr. Akers began teaching in 1997. He joined the Noblesville High School staff in 2007.
He is a graduate of Indiana University, with a B.A. in Telecommunications/Broadcast Journalism and a B.A. in English Education. He also has an Masters from the Indiana University School of Journalism in Bloomington.
Prior to coming to NHS, Mr. Akers worked as a television news producer in Indianapolis and Columbus, and he also worked as a reporter for the Indianapolis Star.
Mr. Akers currently teaches Student Media/Broadcasting, Newspaper I/II/III and Newswriting at NHS. He is the adviser for NHS News, NHS's student broadcasting program, and the Mill Stream, NHS's student newspaper.
He is a Teacher Consultant/Associate Director of the Hoosier Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and he is also a Certified Journalism Educator with the Journalism Education Association.