I teach: 10th grade English, 10th grade Honors English, 9th grade English, Visual Storytelling (a filmmaking elective).
I've Taught for: This is my eleventh year teaching at Saint James School and my twentieth year teaching overall.
Hometown: Wynnewood PA, a suburb of Philadelphia
High school: Lower Merion High School, class of 1994.
College/Degree: Haverford College, Class of 1998. B.A. in English, University of Iowa M.A. in English, University of Iowa M.A.T. in English Education.
STJ Extracurricular: I sponsor Write Club, a creative writing club. I co-sponsor the Young Democrats Club.
Favorite Book: I’m an English teacher — I’ve got stacks of favorite books! But let’s say “Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree."
Favorite Movie: Far too many favorite movies to list. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, any Muppet movie.
Favorite Food: Jelly beans and burritos (not together).
Married to: Joyce Kelley, English professor at Auburn University Montgomery.
Children: One daughter, Hazel, in second grade at STJ.
Fun Fact: Well, in my free time I am a freelance puppeteer who sells custom puppet greetings on the internet. True. Also, when you see me in public it’s most likely that my shoes will not match.