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I teach fourth grade in Lynnwood, Washington. It’s a suburb of Seattle, about 15 miles to the north. I’ve been there for the past twenty four years. I can’t imagine being anything other than a teacher.

I grew up in the Northwest, along with my two brothers, none of whom are teachers; and my two sisters, both of whom are. My parents were never teachers, although I learned almost everything I know from them.

My wife works in a school; in fact it’s the same one our two sons attended. Our oldest is a high school junior and our youngest is a ninth grader. When I’m not teaching or writing for this blog I like to endure Seattle Mariners games, sail and ski with my family and go on long bike rides by myself.