Peter Hicks, a member of Orinda Academy's English Department, teaches Sophomore English, as well as Advanced Composition and AP English Literature and Composition. Peter began working at OA during the 2013-2014 school year. Before OA, Peter taught at numerous other schools and institutions including: Windermere Preparatory School in Orlando FL, Leman-Manhattan in Manhattan, NY, and at the Arabic Language Arts Center in Palestine, Israel. He is passionate about music and literature. He has toured nationally with his band, Inside Switch, and he is currently completing a trilogy of novels he hopes to publish in the next year. Peter loves working at Orinda Academy and attributes the pleasure of his job to hard-working, considerate students and a friendly, compassionate faculty and staff.