Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

CurrentCast Sneak Peek: Writer Shea Serrano on the Trials and Tribulations of Teaching Middle School 

click to enlarge SARAH FLOOD-BAUMANN
  • Sarah Flood-Baumann
Before Shea Serrano was a New York Times bestselling author, a writer for the defunct sports and pop culture site Grantland and creator of the newsletter Basketball and Other Things, the San Antonio native was a middle school teacher.

As most any teacher (or middle schooler, for that matter) could tell you, that's a tough gig. On this week's CurrentCast, Serrano talks about why he decided to teach, and how one of his efforts to connect with the kids ended up. Listen to a clip of that below:

Check back here tomorrow for the rest of the interview, in which Serrano talks about growing up on the South Side, his thoughts on the Spurs' championship chances and yelling at his kids after basketball games (no longer a habit of his).

Subscribe, download or stream CurrentCast on iTunes (search "CurrentCast"), Stitcher and SoundCloud.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation