Welcome students and parents! I am Jeff Loving one of your two new English/Language Arts teachers at Collins-Maxwell. A little about me:
I was born and raised in Albert City, IA. I have one older sister who is now married and has two beautiful little girls. Braelyn who is now 3 and Alexis who is 1 1/2 years old. I recently graduated from Buena Vista University in the beautiful city of Storm Lake, IA. I graduated with a Bachelors of Art in English with a specification in education as well as a coaching endorsement. I currently reside just outside of Nevada and am a die-hard Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings fan! (I know a lot of you are probably cringing at the Hawkeyes bit, but rest assured, when they are not playing the Cyclones I definitely root my loudest and hardest for the Cyclones!). I am also involved with Harvest Vineyard Church in Ames where I am one of their acoustic guitar players—so I have a passion for music as well as English. I have also written four full length novels and am currently working on my fifth. I am not yet published, but I am in the process of it! I write primarily fantasy/sci-fi, but honestly I am up for just about anything. I also just love reading. My favorite author is Brandon Sanderson--famous for one of my favorite trilogies called the Mistborn Trilogy (check it out here! http://brandonsanderson.com/books/mistborn/). I also ride a motorcycle and love to take photography! If you are interested in seeing my work head on over to ( http://www.redbubble.com/people/lovijef?ref=account-nav-dropdown ). That's just a bit about me, get ready for the new year and be sure to check back here as I will be updating it throughout the year!