Marianne Tomasic is in her 23rd year of teaching, she has a B.S. in Comprehensive Literature and Secondary Education, an M.S. in Communications and Journalism, and a Masters in Literacy. She is also currently working on an M.S. in Teaching Writing at John Hopkins University. She spent the first two thirds of her teaching career teaching English 9 honors, Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Creative Writing, and Yearbook. She took a leave of absence to teach English as a Foreign Language in the United Arab Emirates and upon her return taught Reading Intervention classes at Shepherdstown Middle School. She is currently teaching U.S. history in Hampden, Maine. She produced a documentary about Japan’s educational system as part of a Fulbright Teaching award and has helped write, film, edit, complete voice overs for local film projects. She won a state writing competition with a short story called “The Cold Room” and had a one-act play, “The Zypher Race” produced. She is a National Writing Project teacher consultant.