This is Dennis.

_R3A8691.jpgIsn’t he dreamy? Dennis is a high school English teacher, and he’s really good at it. He’s been teaching for about 8 years. He has a Master’s in curriculum and instruction, and hopes to transition into training teachers and working on curriculum development. Dennis works hard to ensure that his students are learning, growing, and progressing. He is famous for giving them challenging assignments, and is happy when they put forth the effort to accomplish their goals.

Dennis an introvert. He does not enjoy big social gatherings, and more content watching the Super Bowl with his wife than with “the boys”.

Dennis is a poet, though not many people are lucky enough to be allowed to read his poems. Poetry is his personal outlet, much like a journal. He enjoys watching performance poets like Anis Mojgani. He also loves to create things… paintings, home improvement stuff, etc. 

He’s sensitive, deep, thoughtful, and principled. He stands for and defends the things he believes in.

When he is not working, Dennis spends time listening to and collecting vinyl records. His favorite bands are Radiohead, The Shins, The Decemberists, and Elliott Smith, but you can also catch him emphatically rapping along to 90s rap. It took his wife by surprise the first time she experienced Slick Rick’s Children’s Story come out of Dennis’ mouth! His tastes are varied, and he can listen to classical, post rock, indie, rap, alternative, hipster, emo, and so many other genres that his wife has a hard time keeping up.

Dennis played basketball in high school, until a knee injury thwarted his dreams of being a Kentucky Wildcat. He thoroughly enjoys sports and has introduced Valerie to the Super Bowl, March Madness, and shows like Pardon the Interruption and The Dan Patrick Show.

Dennis enjoys traveling, going to concerts with his wife, watching sports, and doing anything and everything he can to make Valerie happy.

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