Who Am I?

I am a father, husband, and English teacher at a public magnet school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For much of the last decade I have wondered how it is possible to simultaneously fill all of those roles well, as all three on their own often feel as if they require nearly all of my time to do right. This problem has led me to look into the farthest corners of the writing instruction world and deeply into my own practice for ways to be more effective and efficient, and the answers I’ve found and the ways they’ve changed my life both in and out of school are found throughout this page. I hope it too helps you to be a better teacher, father, mother, husband, wife, and friend to all those in your life.

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