Urban English Teacher Receives Literary Recognition

Urban English Teacher Receives Literary Recognition


Congratulations to Urban English teacher and 9th Grade Dean Ricco Siasoco! Ricco was awarded Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing: Prose from the Association for Asian American Studies for his work The Foley Artist: Stories.

The collection of nine stories explores the intersectional identities of women and men in the Filipino diaspora in America and abroad: from Des Moines to Boston, Los Angeles to Manila.

Author Grace Talusan writes that through The Foley Artist, Ricco "centers [Filipino] stories - with beautiful, powerful, and complicated characters. His writing is compassionate, generous, funny, and exuberant."

Read more about The Foley Artist and an interview with Ricco here.

Congrats, Ricco!