10th grade English, advanced composition, AP English
In his fifth year at Orinda Academy, Peter Hicks teaches 10th grade English, 12th grade Advanced Composition, AP English, and ESL support. He is also a sponsor of the Debate Club and an advisor to 11th graders. His career in independent schools includes serving as Director of Studies for Kings Colleges in Florida and House Manager for the Meritas Family of Schools in Florida and Manhattan. Peter began writing while earning his BA in English from James Madison University. After college, he spent his time teaching literature as well as performing music with his band, Inside Switch. After recording and producing their second studio album, Songbirds & Lions, he followed his passion for writing and began work on The Sleep Trilogy: Genesis (2015), Exodus (2017) and Revelation (2018). Peter also contributes his guitar mastery and vocal stylings to Orinda Academy’s own Faculty Band. Peter loves pizza and hates writing about himself in the third person.