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Mr. James Byers
James Matthew Byers has been involved in education since 1998 when he started his journey as an interpreter for the deaf. After working 8 years with special needs children, he finished his bachelor’s degree and began teaching middle school ELA. In 2010 he received his master’s. His tenure in professional teaching began in 2006 and he thrives to continue to push his boundaries as a creative decision maker. Mr. Byers is not only an educator but a published poet and artist as well. His debut novel, a rhyming version of the the ancient epic poem Beowulf, was released in 2017. He has won numerous contests for his poetry as well as seen over thirty poems published. Currently he has an original epic poem called Valkyria due out soon. He loves teaching, writing, drawing, and inspiring young minds. Mr. Byers has four children, several cats, and a tortoise.