A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Banks is a 1986 graduate of Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. Mr. Banks also received a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Emerson and a Master of Education Degree from The University of Massachusetts--Boston. Mr. Banks has been teaching English south of Boston since 2000.
In 2018, Mr. Banks moved from Boston to northern Virginia. He has taught English and journalism at all levels. Mr. Banks is currently teaching English 10 and Advanced Placement Language and Composition.
Outside of school, Mr. Banks enjoys mountain biking, reading, and traveling.