Rajesh Singaravelu works at The Harley School, where he teaches 5th & 6th grade history. He is the head coach of the Harley Allendale-Columbia (HAC) Girls' Varsity tennis team and the assistant coach of the HAC Boys' Varisty tennis team. His favorite park in Rochester is Highland. He lives in the city with his wife. This is his first public reading.
Who inspires you?
I'm inspired every day by the students I teach and the players that I coach.
What do you love about Rochester?
One of the things I love about Rochester is that at the same time it can be 20 minutes from anywhere I want to be locally and no more than 6 hours from anywhere I want to go outside of town.
What piece of writing has moved or inspired you?
"The Scarlet Ibis" a short story written by James Hurst. It's a story that has stuck with me ever since I read it for the first time. The imagery left a permanent impression on my mind. I always think of my brother when I'm reminded of this story.