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Patrick Harris II


Patrick Harris II is a native of Detroit and the author of the book The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers, a memoir of his first five years of teaching with a call to action. He is a Black queer writer, storyteller, and middle school humanities teacher and is a dean of students. He has won multiple national teaching awards for his leadership and innovation in the classroom, including recognition from GQ magazine, NCTE, ASCD, and ILA.