Jay W. Patterson is a highly respected public-school teacher recently retired, a veteran homeschool educator, and a teacher trainer over the past twenty+ years. He holds a B.A. Degree in Language Arts and an M.S. Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy. He has taught Language Arts, Literature, Journalism, Creative Writing, and Drama since 1973. Jay is a playwright and successful drama director, a committed father and grandfather. He is the author of Reading Works, Grammar Works, and Writing Works and supporting materials. These published works are a result of his effective teaching of both at-risk and high-achieving students and his unwavering commitment that every student deserves to be taught in the way he or she can best learn.