Mr. Dye

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Mr. Dye

I grew up in a farming community in southeast Kansas, went to college in Arkansas, then moved to Saint Louis, where I got involved in youth programs - tutoring, mentoring, and summer camps - in the city. I met my wife a few years later and we moved into the Mark Twain neighborhood, where we continued volunteering with the youth programs and worked in a local school.

During this same period my wife earned her Masters in Special Education and I earned a second Bachelors degree - in English. We moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 2013, where I worked toward a Masters degree in American Literature. Since graduating in 2015, I've worked as a lecturer at the University of Kansas and at Kansas City Art Institute. 

This year I'll be teaching ELA II and Literature of Social Change. I study and teach language and literature because I believe language is power and that the stories we tell each other shape the way we see the world and, for that reason, how we live in it. 

 

email: dyec@smithville.k12.mo.us

M.A. in American Literature, The University of Kansas, 2015

B.A. in English, The University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2013

B.A. in Biblical Studies, Harding University, 2005