Thomas Lorch’s great love is teaching literature. He has taught 7th grade through graduate school for more than twenty years. Quick bio facts. Education: New Trier High School, Yale (B.A., Ph.D.), University of Chicago (M.A.). Teaching: The Groton School, The University of Notre Dame, and others. Long time public high school principal. “I find teaching and sharing literature always exciting and always fresh and new, because every reader and every reading is different. I see reading as a creative act, as a two-way conversation between the work being read and the reader, in which he or she creates alongside the author. My approach to teaching great literature is to look as closely as possible at the texts themselves. What makes great literature great is that there is always more to find.”