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James

I am a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University (formerly Baldwin-Wallace College) in Ohio, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in English. I specialized in Early Modern British Literature and have strengths in grammar and composition as well. I also hold a Master of Divinity cum laude from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. I taught in the Public Schools of Robeson County in North Carolina. I taught 12th grade English, which included British Literature and essay writing. Prior to that, I worked as a substitute teacher in the Iowa City Community School District. I thoroughly enjoy helping students understand that while literature is often written in a style that can be hard to understand, it touches on experiences and emotions that are common to us all. While all students have different learning styles, they also all have the ability to learn and enjoy education. Particularly in the global society, education and the ability to think critically are essential foundations for success in high school, college, and beyond. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, biking, kayaking, racquetball, all Pittsburgh sports, and spending time with my wife and family.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Baldwin-Wallace College - BA, English & Education

Graduate Degree:

 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - MDiv, Master of Divinity

Biking, reading, kayaking, racquetball

College English

Comparative Literature

High School English

Other

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Study Skills and Organization

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