Kevin Kearney

English teacher, grad student, coach, and voracious reader.

Kevin is an independent school English teacher in Philadelphia. He also coaches cross-country and track & field.


  • 3 Young Adult Novels That Improve Critical Literacy

    Young adult literature is sometimes dismissed as “fluffy,” but plenty of authors are publishing thoroughly engaging books. Check out this high school English teacher’s suggestions of three exemplary texts that’ll encourage adolescents to read analytically and think critically.

  • 5 Steps to Improve Your High Schooler’s Reading Comprehension

    No matter what academic or career path awaits your high schooler, reading comprehension skills will serve her well. Help your child develop sharper critical reading skills with the help of high school English teacher and Noodle Expert Kevin Kearney.

  • Kevin Kearney On John Gardner and the Importance of Thank-You Notes

    Noodle Expert Kevin Kearney tells us how a high school American Studies class made him want to teach, how novelist John Gardner shaped the way he works with students, and the importance of a cross-country road trip.