Jeff Berger-White teaches English at Deerfield High School in Illinois, where he currently teaches seniors in an A.P. Literature and Composition and sophomores in a course designed for struggling readers. For ten years, Jeff team-taught a 20th Century History and Literature course and led staff development for teachers who were part of an interdisciplinary team. During over twenty years of high school teaching, Jeff has been nominated four times for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and was selected once as Golden Apple’s Teachers of Distinction. Jeff has been involved with the Institute for Writing and Thinking since 1996, when he began working with Lake Forest College’s Writing and Thinking Workshop, one of the Institute’s summer programs for high school students. In addition to teaching for many summers at Lake Forest College, Jeff has taught in the Monte Sol Writing Workshop at St. John’s College in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and in Bard’s Language and Thinking Workshop. He holds a B.A. and an M.A.T., both from Boston University.