Ben Wayne has been teaching 7th and 8th grade English since 2000. He started his career with San Francisco Unified School District and has recently made the move to the East Bay. He has a degree in literature from UC Santa Cruz and received his teaching credential from SFSU. He enjoys the vitality of students in middle school--they are eager to learn and full of energy. He loves teaching writing and encouraging students to become lifelong learners. When he's not teaching, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. In addition to being a teacher, Ben is a drummer and an avid fisherman.