About the Authors

Don Killgallon

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A graduate of King’s College (B.A.), University of Maryland (M.A.), Johns Hopkins University (M.L.A. and M. Ed.), Don spent most of his teaching career in the public schools of Baltimore County Maryland, where he taught all ability levels of high school English.

During his first year of teaching, Barry, a student in his 10th grade English class, inadvertently helped Don discover the sentence-composing approach to writing improvement. Click here for Barry’s story.

Since then, Don, with his wife Jenny, researched, developed, tested, and expanded the sentence-composing approach and published numerous acclaimed texts and other educational materials featuring that approach.

Don has taught at a variety of high schools and colleges in the Baltimore area, including Johns Hopkins University, where he and his wife Jenny currently teach sentence composing for adults.

CONTACT: 410-804-7446, dkillgall@gmail.com

Sentence Composing Star

F A V O R I T E S:

NOVEL: (tie) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, Life of Pi by Yann Martel

MOVIE: East of Eden, James Dean version

MUSIC: “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams (popular); Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (classical)

TV SHOWS: “Charlie Rose Show,”  “60 Minutes,” “Masterpiece Theater”

MEAL: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered brussels sprouts

 

Jenny Killgallon

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A graduate of Towson University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins University (M.L.A.), Jenny spent most of her teaching career in the public schools of Baltimore County Maryland, where she taught all ability levels of middle and high school English.

During Jenny’s first year of teaching, Don taught her the sentence-composing approach, and it worked so well that she married him!

Since then, Jenny and husband Don, researched, developed, tested, and expanded the sentence-composing approach, and then published numerous acclaimed texts and other educational materials featuring that approach.

Jenny has taught at a variety of middle and high schools and colleges in the Baltimore area, including Johns Hopkins University, where she and her husband Don currently teach sentence composing for adults.

CONTACT: 410-804-7192, killgall@gmail.com

Sentence Composing Star

FAVORITES:

NOVEL: The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

MOVIE: Cinema Paradiso

MUSIC: “Only You” from the musical Starlight Express (popular); The Four Seasons by Vivaldi (classical)

TV SHOWS: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Bones,” “NCIS”

MEAL: homemade black bean soup, crusty loaf of bread, salad with balsamic dressing