My name is Bill Wolfe. I’m a happily married husband (24 years) and father (two boys, 22 and 18) who has spent the last 17 years teaching high school English, Journalism, and AVID in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California (I also briefly coached Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon). I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, with brief periods in Honolulu and San Francisco. I attended UCLA and California State University, Northridge, earning a BA in English, magna cum laude. After working for a few years as a journalist, I attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, graduating in 1990. I practiced law until late 1996, when I made a career change to teaching. I’ve never looked back. It was the work I was destined to do. I’ve been at my current school since 1999. In 2005, I was named District Teacher of the Year. My other interests include photography, nearly everything having to do with Australia (especially music and Australian Rules Football, aka “the footy”), politics, social activism, travel, swimming, and spending as much time at the coast as possible.
For an explanation as to why I began this blog, please see “About: Why is a Guy Reading Nothing But Books by Women?”