John Pearson

John Pearson

John Pearson was born just outside of Washington, DC, but moved to Texas as quickly as he could. Growing up with a passion for science, math, and calculator watches, he obtained engineering degrees and basketball (watching) accolades from Duke University and Texas A&M. His first job out of college was designing small solid-state heat pumps, where his cubicle simply was not big enough to contain him. When the engineering market went sour, he decided to try his hand as a teacher, and he toiled as a math teacher for 13 years. He now uses his mad math skills as an analyst in a really tall building downtown.
When he's not working, he's reading, blogging, or making YouTube videos like "Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem." You may have seen (and hopefully rooted for) him on the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament in 2013 and the Tournament of Champions in 2014.
His first book, Learn Me Good, was born of the baptism-by-fire nature of Pearson's first year as a teacher.
His second, Learn Me Gooder (a sequel, can you tell?), practically wrote itself after 7 years of teaching third grade.
His latest is a foray into the world of Fantasy Football. I Coulda Caught That Pass! (a true story about fake football) details one season in the National Football Liquors, his fantasy football league.
His son Drew was born in May of 2012, so books about fatherhood and cluelessness may very well be on the way soon!

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