Rob Lugg (pictured right with Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne) hails from Northcentral Pennsylvania. He earned his BA in English at Earlham College, a small, liberal arts Quaker school in Richmond, Indiana. He decided he wanted to become an English teacher after reading Frank McCourt's Teacher Man, a memoir of McCourt's experience teaching English at a vocational school in New York City. He earned his MA in English from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and taught at UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College before teaching the past two years at Lake Tahoe Preparatory School (LTPS), a private boarding high school next to Lake Tahoe. He was named Staff of the Year at LTPS for the 2019-20 school year. He is an avid runner, hiker, cyclist, and alpine skier. He qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2016 and won the Reno Marathon in 2017. Rob has studied abroad in England and India, and enjoys exploring the American West, particularly National Parks, with his wife, Jaq. He is an active writer and scholar, with writing and research interests in environmental literature. He enjoys sharing his love of literature and outdoor activities with Creative Writing and English 4 students at Stagg High School. His favorite thing about teaching at Stagg is discussing big ideas in classroom communities that are amongst the most diverse in the United States. Stagg Pride...Inside! You can send Mr. Lugg an email here: RLugg@stocktonusd.net.