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Sean Twohy Big Bend Community College English Instructor

Sean Twohy

 

Sean Twohy

English Instructor

Office: 1618
Phone: 509-793-2188
FAX: 509-762-6329
Email: SeanT@bigbend.edu

Sean Twohy hails from the home of Boeing and the birthplace of Kenny Loggins—Everett, Washington. While he eventually landed the greatest job ever, he hadn’t really planned on becoming a teacher.  Achieving mediocre grades throughout high school, he had his sights set on becoming a garbage man or construction worker. However, after discovering that the age requirement for garbage men was 26 and that the pipefitting apprentice program required night school, he began to meander his way through Everett Community College—taking such classes as Birds of the Northwest and Intro to Tai Chi. Sean continued educationally drifting while getting a Bachelor’s in Bellingham—relishing in such classes as Animals in Literature and Mysticism 338. On a whim, and with dreams of living like Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves, he moved out to South Dakota to receive his MA in English. There, he lived in a trailer park with his dog and truck, and with a constant fear of tornados.

Sean has an Associate’s from EvCC, a Bachelor’s from Western Washington University, his Master’s from University of South Dakota, and a certificate in TESOL from Seattle Pacific University. He also holds a Credential of Ministry from the Universal Life Church and can, and has, performed marriages.

Prior to teaching, Sean worked at a family diner, Regal Cinemas, Costco, The Seattle Times, Denny’s, a bakery, a construction company, a background screening company, and as a painter. He also volunteered at PAWS Wildlife Center where he spent much of his time scrubbing pond turtles with toothbrushes and washing dishes. Sean spends his free-time acquiring pets, hobbies, and responsibilities—while, simultaneously, slowly alienating himself from his friends and family.
Sean is passionate about teaching at the community college level and helping students achieve their goals. His objective is always to make writing accessible by pulling the mystery out of the essay and empowering students to understand the purpose behind every sentence they write.