John Helgeson is a Secondary ELA Instructional Specialist in the Northshore School District. In the Northshore School District, he has co-taught 7th grade ELA with special education specialists, taught 8th grade general and ELA honors classes, and taught pre-AP/IB 9th grade ELA classes. He serves on multiple committees in his district. At the school level, he was the head of the English Department and served on the Positive Discipline Task Force. At the district level he currently serves on, or has served on, the Junior High Challenge English Task Force, the English/Language Art Curriculum Committee, the Secondary Special Education Curriculum Adoption Tak Force, and the Mid-Level Advanced Placement Committee. He enjoys leading school and district-wide professional development courses. In addition, he has presented workshops at various state and national conferences.