My partner (David) and I (Jeff) have over 50 years of teaching experience, mostly in the Long Beach Unified School District (CA). We have worked on district-wide writing committees - both design and evaluation. I have designed a vertical writing program for my smaller learning community and for my school's AVID program. Several of my prompts have been included in a nationally published writing text. David has served as our school's English Department chairman and he edited the LBUSD's Reading and Writing Handbook for High School Students (over 100 pages of reading & writing strategies).