I am a certified secondary teacher with six years teaching English and English Literature (middle and high school) at an international school in Wales (having moved from the one in Berlin). I teach the IB as well as the MYP, so my materials sometimes will specialize in these areas, but most are applicable to any English learning environment. Before I was a full-time classroom teacher, I spent two years as a teaching artist in NYC teaching literacy-through-drama, -poetry, and, well, -literature, to K-5, as well as playwriting at the high school level. Previous to that I was project manager for nationally-known youth arts program in NYC. Going back even farther, I spent four years producing award-winning educational multimedia for children (CD-ROMs), and serving as a professional copy editor and writer for a vast amount of educational materials (textbooks, educational film, multimedia products, and more) for clients from National Geographic and Encyclopaedia Britannica to ScottForesman and Kaplan Online Education. I added "film" to my profile due to my strong interest in media literacy and an increasing film presence in my classes -- plus around five years working in media (film and television production and editing). Are you starting to sense I'm an old guy? Oh - and I spent two summers as professional puppeteer in Chicago. So there's that.