Jeffrey Harr teaches English at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, and served as the assistant drama director for 14 years.
He is a proud member of ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE) and a staunch advocate for young adult literature as well as a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project, an organization dedicated to helping teachers find the writers within themselves so that they can better reach their students.
He has published several poems, his favorite being “Peace,” a part of the speakpeace project, a touring exhibition of art created by Vietnamese children with accompanying poetry written by Americans spreading a message of peace.
Several of his one-act plays have been produced at his high school to rave reviews, one of them having starred his daughter who went on the most awkward date of her life with the guy of her dreams—on stage for about a thousand people to see. His plays reveal truths about kids—their awkwardness and despair, hope and helplessness—with a comedic sensitivity that pays tribute to how utterly special they are.