After spending his college years working as an assistant teacher, high school speech and debate coach, and writing tutor, Sean had no choice but to become a teacher.
Helping students discover their voice through writing is his greatest passion, along with writing his own short stories, in a style that one of his creative writing professors once described as “Thomas Mann meets Thomas Ligotti.”
Sean graduated from Oberlin College in May 2017 with majors in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature (specializing in German.) Although his interests are mainly academic, his tendency to say yes to strange new opportunities has led to his holding jobs like tofu chef, freelance YouTube video editor, and printer repair technician. But his favorite job ever was in the Oberlin writing center. He lives for the moment when the feedback finally clicks and a student makes a subtle change in their writing that suddenly crystallizes everything they’ve been trying to say. When he reads an essay draft that’s been polished to perfection, David Bowie’s “Heroes” starts to play in his head, and he levitates 5 feet in the air with happiness. There’s video evidence on the Internet, if you Google creatively enough.
In his free time, you can find him trying to learn Spanish from apps on his phone, and reading really old horror novels.