Joanna Fox is the creative writing teacher at Booker Middle School, Sarasota’s magnet school for the arts for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of South Florida, and has taught for 17 years. She is the creator of the Dragonfly Café, an innovative classroom experience for young creative writers. In 2014 she received the Teacher of the Year award at the International River of Words Conference, and has participated in the Chautauqua Institute and the Hermitage Artists’ Retreat.