Deborah Stokol

High School English Teacher, Bard
Brentwood School

Deborah Stokol is an LA native with an Argentinean/South African/Jewish background. She has played piano, sung, and composed music most of her life in addition to loving and studying literature and writing poetry, essay, and short stories. She studied Music and English at UC Berkeley before playing piano for a synagogue and working at the Los Angeles Times. She attended USC's Annenberg School for Journalism, co-founding its award-winning news web site and working and interning while at school there. She won the Director's Award for Excellence upon graduation and spent four months on a Carnegie/Knight News21 Multimedia Reporting Fellowship. She still freelance writes but transitioned into middle/high school English/Journalism teaching nearly a decade ago and has taught at Harvard-Westlake and The Bishop's School. She currently teaches high school English at Brentwood School and began playing Celtic harp three years ago, incorporating it into her teaching of epic poetry these two years.

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