Chris Pauling teaches English Honors II and AP Language and Composition at Pine View School for the Gifted. He attended the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of South Florida with his B.A. in English and Master’s Degree in Teaching. He was the 2012 Beginning Teacher of the Year in the state of Florida. Chris is a National Association of Gifted Children Javits-Frasier Scholar as well as a Washington Media Scholar. His passion includes building a foundation of respect with students and encouraging them to utilize their personal skill sets and interests to become global citizens and life-long learners. He sponsors Pine View Poet Society as well as Crate Diggers, a vinyl record club.