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Mr. Andrew Grieve

I began teaching twenty years ago this January.  My favorite part of teaching is watching my students grow as thinkers, writers, readers and as people.  I think that I am very fortunate to work in a community like Leyden because I'm surrounded by people who really care about kids.  Everywhere I go around the school I find people who value kids as individuals, with their own unique characteristics.  

I teach an American literature course and a rhetoric course.  Both of these classes call upon my own interests, which include my own reading and writing.  I feel that my own work feeds into the classroom, and I love sharing ideas that I've gathered over the years.  In college I studied English and Classics, Latin and Ancient Greek, which gave me an interesting perspective on language.