Buster Nelson teaches sixth grade English Language Arts at Keigwin Middle School in Middletown, Connecticut. He has taught in New York City, San Francisco, Hartford, and Middletown. Buster received his B.A. from Amherst College, M.S. from the University of New Haven, and is completing an M.A. in Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University (CT). He co-chairs his local library’s Strategic Educational Partnership Committee and is a founding member of his school’s Educational Equity Study/Action Group. Buster is interested in how critical pedagogy and the study of youth pop culture texts affect learning. Buster has been an LTI Fellow since Spring 2014.