Damond Moodie is in his sixth year of teaching at Roosevelt Middle School in the Oakland, California school district. He's been teaching seventh-grade English and history for more than four years. Damond has served on the Leadership Team and as chair of the Social Studies Department. He coaches the seventh-grade boys' basketball team and works in Roosevelt's homework center as well. He has a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio.