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Jason Wilson


Portland State University BA English (1995)

Seattle University Masters in Teaching (1998)

California State University Long Beach CLAD (2002)

National Board Certification (2009, 2019)





cultural issues

AP English Language and Composition

CSU Expository Reading and Writing

a short autobiography

I have been teaching English full-time for 18 years.  After receiving a BA in English from Portland State University and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University, I was immediately hired at my student teaching post (Franklin High School, Seattle Public Schools) to "clean up the school newspaper and legitimize it".  While there, I taught sophomore English, journalism, and newspaper production.  I have been teaching in the LBUSD since the 2000-2001 school year, and at Millikan High School since 2001-2002.  Currently, I teach AP English Language & Composition and CSU Expository Reading & Writing and am on the senior Peace small learning community team.


Fun facts:  I have taught middle school math in both Seattle and Long Beach, have undergone cervical surgery in both Germany and Santa Monica, and am the father of two strong boys, Caleb and Jacob.  I enjoy snowboarding, kayaking, photography, stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, and have owned a ski boat.  I was the captain of both the track and cross-country teams both my junior and senior years of high school, and have never ran since.  I committed five years of my life to a 24/7 inner-city youth ministry in Portland.  I was born in Santa Barbara, and have lived in Montecito, Portland, and Seattle (not to mention my extended stays in the USSR, San Francisco, and Kenya).

respected literary sources

The New Yorker

Harper's Magazine

essential iOS apps






legitimate not-for-profit organizations

Precious Lamb

The One Campaign

Long Beach Googlefied School District



If someone has grit, they have the determination and courage to continue doing something even though it is very difficult.

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8/10/19 8:56 PM
learn by teaching

MLA Handbook

This is Water
A More Perfect Union
State of the Union
LA Times Newspaper

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satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
Keeping It Civil

The Shape of Stories


The Coddling of the American Mind

Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)
Parasite (BONG JOON-HO)
Bong Joon-ho
Before the Flood
The Garden of Earthly Delights (Bosch)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

The Paris Climate Agreement
Spike Lee


What do I know?  What do I believe?
The Corydon


August Wilson

Flannery O'Connor

Keiji Nakazawa

Sandra Cisneros

Alex Garland

Sade Adu

ap english language and composition

The College Board

(866) 433-7728

AP test registration

AP test registration.pdf (PDF)

AP Exams 1999-2018

Barron's AP tests


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how to score a 5

AP test prep book

J.D. Salinger

CSU Expository reading and writing

1984 (full text)

1984 study guide



George Orwell

We Appreciate Power