A graduate from Solon High school, Jeff received his B.A. in English from Wheaton College and earned an M.A. in English from Ohio University. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for over 35 years and have three adult children—Katie, Stephen, and Aaron, who are all happily married—and one grandchild, Elsie, with more on the way! Having taught middle school English for Strongsville City Schools for 32 years, Jeff is set to retire at the end of the 2019 school year. He and Karen enjoy camping and hiking, and only have two states left in Jeff’s quest to visit all 50. His favorite reads are Up from Slavery , the autobiography of Booker T. Washington, and Harper Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.