Jack Powers teaches writing, English, special education and math. He is also co-director of Barlow’s Writing Center. He looks remarkably young for someone who has taught at JBHS for over 35 years.
Mr. Powers collects degrees in low-paying fields including a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University, an MS in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and an MFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. He is certified in English, math and special education.
Mr. Powers has studied writing at Bard’s Institute of Writing and Thinking, the Connecticut Writing Project – Fairfield, Fairfield University, Sarah Lawrence College, and in writing groups, including one that has met for over thirty years. He is still trying to get it right. He writes poetry, personal essays and short stories using examples of his own work, as well as the work of former students and the work of professional writers, in classes to illustrate forms, techniques and possible solutions to course assignments.
In addition to teaching and writing, Mr Powers enjoys reading, biking, sleeping, kayaking, yoga and spending time with his wife and three children. Feel free to contact him at JPowers [at] region9ps [dot] org.