I've been teaching for thirty-three years, and I began teaching ELA at First Colony Middle School in 2010. My wonderful wife, Michelle, teaches ESL here at First Colony. As you might imagine, we read, write, and discuss teaching strategies a lot. We have three children and three grandchildren (so far!). When we're not doting over the grandchildren, we dream about getting back on the ocean and going on a cruise. In fact, we've been on over seventy cruises to everywhere from Antigua to Aruba, the Bahamas to Barbados, and Cozumel to Curacao. (Now those are some nice A-B-C's!) Even in trying times, I look forward to a fantastic year with my 8th grade Pre-AP & Regular ELA classes. We will persevere and learn!