has taught English and Sports Literature in the Los Angeles Unified School District for over twenty years. In collaboration with his wife, Amy Friedman and PEN USA’s Pen in the Classroom program, he has shepherded hundreds of students to publish their first essay in books, magazines and online journals. Since 2013, he has served as instigator, prompter, and editor of POPS the Club’s anthologies and other student writing and as sponsor of the inaugural POPS Club at Venice High. He retired from teaching in 2017 and now volunteers at POPS Venice. Mr. Danziger’s essays have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He is a novelist and playwright who currently works closely with Hollywood’s Stephanie Feury Theater.