I've been teaching for thirty-one years, and this is my eighth year of teaching ELA at First Colony Middle School. My wonderful wife, Michelle, teaches 6th grade ELA 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 go on a cruise. In fact, we've been on over forty cruises to everywhere from Cozumel to Curacao. (We love teacher cruise discounts!) But now that vacation is over, I look forward to a fantastic year with my 8th grade Pre-AP & Regular ELA classes.