I’ve spent a large part of my life working with young people and thinking about how best to educate them. I taught Advanced Placement English for 17 years at a large urban public high school. During my time there, I served as faculty sponsor for the student run theater group. For eleven years I was the coach of the girls varsity soccer team. For the last five years I was the adviser for the student newspaper. I am the father of three children and grandfather to three. I live in Washington, DC with my wife, Cathy Reilly.