Gordon Smethurst is Atmosphere's 7th Grade English Teacher. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from the State University of Binghamton and a Master’s degree in Education from the City University of New York. Mr. Smethurst has 29 years of experience teaching in the New York City Department of Education public school system as a Middle and High School English teacher and had previously worked in the Charter School system. He has a strong background in music and the arts.