Brian Blomquist

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Gender MALE
Occupation teacher
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Married to Trish for 23 years. Four children: Abby, Bo, Nate and Charley. Middle-school English teacher in seventh year at Saint Ann's Academy. Fully certified to teach in DC since 2005. Masters degree in education from American University. Masters degree in journalism from Boston University. Taught three years in DC public schools before coming to Saint Ann's. Served as vice principal at Saint Ann's for four years. Became teacher in 2003, leaving 17-year career as newspaper reporter. Wrote sports for the Washington Post in the 1980s. Covered crime, city services and city politics in the mid-1990s during the Barry administration for the Washington Times. Worked for several papers in North Carolina and Maryland, covering Congress and the Maryland State House. Covered the FBI, the Justice Department, the CIA, and the White House for seven years at the New York Post (also deputy Washington bureau chief). Coached youth football for 12 years at DC Police Boys Club No. 8, Maplewood, and Blessed Sacrament.
Interests reading, camping, motorcycles, basketball
Favorite Movies Chinatown, City of God, Rebecca, Paths of Glory, Master and Commander
Favorite Music Gourds, Pogues, Chills, Feelies, Pixies, Beasties, Tribe Called Quest, Kanye, Arcade Fire, Public Enemy, Fugazi
Favorite Books At Play in the Fields of the Lord, The World as I Found It, The Postman Always Rings Twice, In the Heart of the Sea, crime novels of George Pelecanos, seafaring novels of Joseph Conrad