Kevin Brookhouser, English, history
B.A. English M.Ed. English Education, Lynchburg College
Kevin has been teaching English and history for over fifteen years beginning as a graduate fellow teaching world literature and creative writing at Lynchburg College. After earning his M.Ed., Kevin moved to Crested Butte, Colorado to instruct snowboarding in the mornings and English and history in the afternoons at a ski academy for aspiring Olympians. From there, Kevin moved to San Francisco to float on the dot-com bubble, working in the marketing department of an online auction company until the call back to teach rang too loudly, at which time he moved to Squaw Valley to teach in the classroom and on the snow once again. In 2002 Kevin and his new bride, Beth, moved to her hometown, Monterey County, to pursue his teaching career at York and her career at the SPCA.
Kevin currently teaches the sophomore English class, which is a blend of a traditional English class with a significant portion of new media studies. Shakespeare is definitely on the agenda, but so is podcasting, filmmaking, and audience building. Kevin uses technology as a central component in all of his classes, and he has recently been named a Google Certified Teacher.
Kevin is the founder of grmr.me, a resource for writing teachers and students, which highlights the most common writing errors. The site contains videos on how to identify and fix the errors. Students can then quiz themselves, and once they have completed the quizzes successfully, they earn a badge.
Kevin is an active surfer, mountain biker, rock climber, and tennis ball thrower (for the dogs of course).