I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.
I have long advocated that "This Land Is Your Land" should be declared our "National Folk Song." Pete Seeger and other artists performed this song on the National Mall as a part of the celebration of Barack Obama's inauguration.