Trevor believes education should help people become better sense makers and story tellers and is a passionate believer in pedagogies that align with those values. Growing up in a house of teachers, he developed a love of learning that continues to serve as the driving force behind all his work. He is deeply passionate about exploring the new, emergent literacies that shape the way his students write, design, and make meaning. Although he’s intrigued by the role of technology in fostering these more contemporary forms of participation, he also believes there’s immense power in traditional forms of composition and storytelling. There’s nothing he loves more than partnering with fellow lovers of language, literature, and literacy and co-constructing purposeful curriculum and powerful instruction. He holds a bachelor of arts in English and a master of arts in teaching from James Madison University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in learning design and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Trevor currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his amazing wife Lindsey and adorable son, Henry.
Competencies and Interests
BA in English
MAT in Secondary Education
EdD in Learning Design and Leadership (pursuing)
Classroom Teacher in Middle and High Schools
Featured by outlets like NCTE and National Write Center
Literacy Instruction and Support
Language and Literature
Professional and Learning Workshops
Currently reading or reflecting on:
- Engaging Curriculum: Bridging the Curriculum Theory and English Education Divide
- A Teachers Guide to Mentor Texts
- Making Sense: Reference, Agency, and Structure in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning
- Adding Sense: Context and Interest in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning
- Education in a Time Between Worlds: Essays on the Future of Schools, Technology, and Society
- Pointless: An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading
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