29 years teaching at various levels and different settings: traditional high school, traditional middle school, continuation high school, night school for older teens, and community day school for boys in the juvenile justice system, grades 6-12 . I have many years experience teaching English, Journalism, yearbook, and US History
Discussion/Socratic dialogue/Lots of Visuals/Lots of Humor/ Writing and Reading every day/Reading aloud every day - even in High School! I am learning to let the students do the thinking. I facilitate; they think, postulate, pontificate, problem solve.
National Board Certification, English Language Arts, Adolescents and Young Adults, Class of 2011
Bachelor of arts in Communication Studies at UCLA Single Subject teaching credential in English at California State University Northridge
Screenwriter, Feature films Basketball Coach and trainer, grades 6-12 Former basketball player, UCLA Bruins, 1978-1981 Father, Husband, poet, lover of animals, nature, and God.