Dennis Fermoyle is a graduate of Bemidji State University, and has been a high school teacher in northern Minnesota for thirty-one years. He and his wife, Susan, live in Warroad, Minnesota, and they have three grown children who all attended public schools and have gone on to success in their fields. Fermoyle teaches American History, Advanced Placement American Government, Economics, and Sociology at Warroad High School, and he is a co-head coach of the varsity hockey team. He has been his school district's Teacher of the Year, a local union president, a state championship coach, and president of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Coaches' Association. He earned his Masters Degree in 2001 from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.Fermoyle, Dennis is the author of 'In the Trenches A Teacher's Defense of Public Education', published 2005 under ISBN 9781592981212 and ISBN 1592981216.