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7th & 8th Grade Assistant Teacher

Rhett was born and raised in North Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Florida. He taught English for five years — two years teaching middle school English in Jacksonville, Florida, and three years as an assistant language teacher in Miyazaki, Japan.

After returning to the US, Rhett received a Master of Science in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. He spent the last decade as a communicator around natural resources. He worked at National Geographic and has been a science writer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sea Grant Program, where he wrote about everything from sturgeon in the Great Lakes to oyster restoration in Eastern North Carolina.

He and his family are thrilled to join the FernLeaf community!