Mr. Grover Cleveland Winfield III

Congratulations to Rappahannock High School English teacher, Mr. Grover Cleveland Winfield III, on being selected to present at the 2022 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention: !Suenos! Pursuing the Light! in Anaheim, California.

Mr. Winfield participated in two poetry presentations as a contributing member of #TeachLivingPoets, which was founded by Melissa Alter Smith, an English teacher from Lake Norman Charter High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. During the first poetry presentation entitled #TeachLivingPoets: New! Hands-On Activities and Collaborative Strategies That Nurture Student Engagement with Poetry, Mr. Winfield introduced his poetry activity, “Word Play with Song Titles/Album Titles & Pop Culture References,” and he recited a teacher model entitled “Maintaining,” a rap that he wrote as a way to pay homage to his favorite Hip Hop MC, Common, by including all of the song titles from Common’s second Hip Hop album entitled Resurrection.