Bobby Texel graduated from Ramapo College in May of 2012 with a degree in literature and a certification to teach English. Following graduation, Bobby filled in for a maternity leave at Kittatinny Regional High School where he taught American literature, British literature, and creative writing. Once this position was completed, Bobby then secured a tenure-track position at Pompton Lakes High School, where he currently teaches survey of literature, British literature, and SAT prep. Bobby is also the spring musical drama director and the unofficial film coordinator for PLHS.
Bobby’s time at Ramapo allowed him to explore many different potential paths. He performed onstage in Ramapo’s 2010 production of The Taming of The Shrew, was a disc jockey on WRPR. 90.3, and served the college in a number of other positions and posts, but he decided to remain on his initial career path as a teacher of English. “I really love expressing myself through film, theater, and writing. My career as an English teacher allows me to not only do all three, but to help students explore the same possibilities,” he says. “Ramapo’s literature program allowed me to explore the written word through a number of different avenues, and the diverse faculty inspired me and helped me to develop my own particular style of teaching. I’m a better person because of Ramapo’s literature program, and my students are too.”
Bobby plans on applying for his Master’s, which will most likely be in Film Studies. In his free time, Bobby writes poetry, prose, and for the screen.