Welcome to English I and Journalism. In this course we will read a wide variety of literature, including fiction and non-fiction. We will be examining structure, grammar, plot and characterization, in addition to making connections to current life experiences and culture. We will also be exploring all aspects of journalism, including the elements and job opportunities within the field. We will be writing, editing and publishing our materials, and working to learn how we can best contribute to the community and become successful leaders.
I am excited to begin my first year at John Marshall. I taught English and coached football and wrestling in Atlanta for twenty years before moving home to Cleveland with my wife, Melissa. We have two sons, Eli and Judah. I enjoy writing, kayaking, singing around campfires, and blowing minds with philosophical banter.