Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Alan Lawrence Sitomer is California's 2007 Teacher of the Year. In addition to being an inner-city high school English teacher and former professor, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned speaker specializing in engaging reluctant readers. Mr. Sitomer has authored four young adult novels published by Disney (The Hoopster, Hip-Hop High School, Homeboyz and The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez) and a teacher's metholodogy book for Scholastic (Teaching Teens & Reaping Results: In a Wi-Fi, Hip-Hop, Where-Has-All-The-Sanity-Gone World). Alan is also the author of Hip-Hop Poetry & the Classics, a text being used in classrooms to illuminate classic poetry through hip-hop.