Jeff Berger-White teaches English at Deerfield High School, where he has been teaching his entire career. During his twenty-seven years there, he has taught all grades and all levels. He currently teaches Sophomore English, A.P. Literature and Composition, and Sophomore English Survey, a course designed for struggling readers and writers. In 2007, Jeff was selected as one of Golden Apple’s Teachers of Distinction, and this spring, Jeff won the Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award (DSTA) from Northwestern University. 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 Santa 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.