Rob Guyette teaches English at De Pere (Wis.) High School. He graduated from Abbot Pennings High School and Syracuse University before working for 6 years in the sports department at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He is entering his 13th year at De Pere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in De Pere, and my going to Pennings had a big influence on my life once I entered the world of education. It is sad that Pennings no longer exists as an outlet for boys to get the same experience that I did.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing books when I was 8 years old. I would write a recap of the season for all the MLB and NFL teams and staple them together into a book. My writing progressed from there, spending 11 years in the newspaper field before starting a career in education.
By Rob Guyette
Published: August 14, 2013.
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Spend a year in the classroom of public high school teacher Rob Guyette, who created an all-boys English program in De Pere, Wisconsin, that has turned reading from a dreaded task into many boys' favorite subject. Guyette, who attended an all-boys high school 25 years ago, takes readers through the ups and downs of a year as a teacher and shares how he gets boys to read more often -- and like it!