What should you know about me?
I teach AP English Literature at Midtown High School in Atlanta, Georgia and serve as the College Board Advisor for AP Literature and on the NCTE Secondary Steering Committee. I’ve had the privilege to train teachers at NCTE, GCTE, The Poetry Foundation, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and frequently lead ELA workshops across the country. My blogs have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Edutopia, and recently co-author of The Norton Guide to AP Literature. Some of my most important work occurred in the spring of 2020 when I, along with Carlos Escobar, instructed thousands of students (and teachers) through College Board’s AP Live videos after schools went remote.
I honestly can’t figure out how I’ve had the privilege to do all of these things. Sure I’ve worked hard but so do most of the teachers I know. My hope is that I represent teachers well and am a positive voice for us. I believe in teachers and in students. Regardless of where I speak or write, I will always remain the most proud of what happens on a daily basis in E216. The classroom will forever have my heart as I never tire of its chaos and beauty.
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