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 20 years. She is the creator of the Dragonfly Café, an innovative classroom experience for young creative writers. Most recently, she has received the Penguin Random House Maya Angelou Teacher of Poetry Award and the USF College of Education Lifetime Achievement Award. Her award winning students have presented at the Library of Congress, St.Mary’s College in San Francisco, and Carnegie Hall.