• B.A. English/Writing, University of Maryland – cum laude
Sam Prestianni has been teaching middle school Humanities and Language Arts at The Saklan School since 1998. Prior to Saklan, he taught at Archway School and Frago, a special-education facility for boys. He worked for many years as a freelance music and arts critic/journalist, and his writing has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including SFWeekly, New York Press, and Jazziz. He has written two novels, edited a few books (fiction and non-fiction), and published short fiction and poetry in a number of literary magazines. He holds a B.A. cum laude in English and Creative Writing from University of Maryland, which he attended on a poetry scholarship. He plays guitar and banjo in a 21st-century string band, and in his spare time... he runs Free Range Flower Winery with his partner.