Degrees and Certifications:
Associate's Degree- Columbus State Bachelor's Degree- Ohio Wesleyan Temporary Teaching Certificate for ELA Grades 6-12
Mr. John Wise
I am a second year Language Arts teacher with my Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Ohio Wesleyan University. I moved to Florida from Ohio in the summer of 2016 with my wife, Amy, and our 2 children: Breonna, aka Bunny (9 years old) and Sawyer, aka Soybean (2 years old). We live in Ocala and enjoy playing and relaxing with a good book, visiting the Appleton Art Museum, going to the movies, and playing boardgames and video games.
My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Dark Knight, The Princess Bride, and The Lego Movie.
My favorite books are Birds, Beasts, and Flowers by D.H. Lawrence, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
My favorite video game franchises are The Legend of Zelda, Professor Layton, Minecraft, and Super Mario Bros.
My favorite sports teams are The Cleveland Browns, The Cleveland Cavaliers, and The University of Michigan (oddly enough).
I view teaching as an ultimate responsibility and a great honor. I strive to provide students with a comfortable and invigorating atmosphere where they can build confidence, develop social skills, learn about the world, and improve their skills of writing, reading, conversation, and listening. My hope is that students will be able to think critically about the things they read and to better articulate themselves by the end of our school year. Asking the right questions leads to deeper understanding. Students will be given the required practice, patience, and participation to begin asking thought-provoking questions that will lead them to becoming critical thinkers.