You have reached the online home of Richard Rauser (“Rick” to pretty much everyone who knows me).  I am a career professional educator, English language, literature and humanities teacher, freelance writer, editor, and tutor, mental health advocate, contrarian blogger, and horror fiction and cinema enthusiast.

I taught high school English, humanities and social sciences for 23 years, including courses in language arts, literature, social geography, history, religious education, philosophy, psychology, creative writing, and film studies.  I am a two-time winner of the Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award, a national teaching award recognized by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honorable David Johnston (2015 and 2016). In 2016 I was featured on a Shaw TV news segment (viewable below).

I hold bachelor and master’s degrees in English language and literature from Simon Fraser University, and an education degree in secondary English and social sciences from McGill University.  I am a fully certified teacher with the British Columbia Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch.