Alfredo Ball-llovera was born and raised in Miami, FL. Growing up, he loved to read, play basketball, and play piano. His love for language arts started with stories his mom used to read to him from a collection of stories titled "Habia Una Vez." He started devouring chapter books like "Goosebumps" and "The Hardy Boys" in elementary and fell in love with the "Harry Potter" series in middle school. He attended Braddock Senior High and played shooting guard. To fulfill a graduation requirement, he volunteered to coach basketball which marked the very beginning of his official teaching career!
Mr. Ball-llovera attended Miami Dade College and Florida International University where he completed his undergraduate degree in English. He is certified to teach English 6-12 and ESOL and is pursuing a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. This school year will be his 5th year at Somerset Academy. Go Canes!
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore