Mr. Ripatrazone

Welcome back!

Please follow the links above for course-specific information, my background in teaching and writing, and related links.

A few years ago, I wrote an essay about teaching for Literary Hub--and still feel the same way about the profession.

I am the advisor to Mind Carpenter, our school's award-winning literary magazine, and we are always looking for students to join our staff. If you would like to be a part of literary magazine for the 2022-2023 academic year, please get in touch via email. Become a part of the Lenape tradition of creating a beautiful publication!

"A young writer sees that with words and sentences on a piece of paper that costs less than a penny he can place himself more clearly in the world. Words on a page, that’s all it takes to help him separate himself from the forces around him, streets and people and pressures and feelings. He learns to think about these things, to ride his own sentences into new perceptions. "

— Don DeLillo