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creative writing and literature educator

T. Mike Walker, American creative writing and literature educator. Certified teacher, California. Recipient Certified of Recognition California State Senate, 1998, California State Assembly, 1998. President, newsletter editor, negotiator Cabrillo Federation Teachers, 1988-1997; vice president Northern California chapter American Federation Teachers, 1995-1997. Member National Writer's Union (former newsletter editor, delegate).

Background

Walker, T. Mike was born on November 2, 1937 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of Hugh Fairbanks and Irene Walker.

Education

Master of Arts in Language Arts, San Francisco State University, 1962.

Career

Police officer San Francisco Police Department, 1960-1962. Creative writing instructor department Engish San Francisto State University, 1962-1965. English teacher Polytechnic High School, San Francisco, 1966-1968.

Creative writing and literature instructor Cabrillo Community College, 1968-1998, faculty emeriti, since 1998. Freelance writer, traveling minister Santa Cruz, California, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, California.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Voices From the Bottom of the World: A Policeman's Journal, 1970 (Yale Younger Poets Honorary Mention award). Associate editor Etc. Magazine of General Semantics, 1963-1968.

Membership

President, newsletter editor, negotiator Cabrillo Federation Teachers, 1988-1997. Vice president Northern California chapter American Federation Teachers, 1995-1997. Member National Writer's Union (former newsletter editor, delegate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, keyboard, drums, middle east, jazz, photography.

Connections

Married Kay Leona Karpus, August 1956 (divorced 1962). Children: Pamela, Connie, Griffon, Arianna. Married Sandra Vines, December 21, 1995.

Stepchildren: Stefani, John, Ian.

father:
Hugh Fairbanks

mother:
Irene Walker

spouses:
Kay Leona Karpus

Sandra Vines

children:
Pamela Walker

Connie Walker

Griffon Walker

Arianna Walker

Stefani Walker

John Walker

Ian Walker