Joe Paatalo returns to Harding for the third time since he began teaching teaching in 1989. A 25 year English teacher, Mr. Paatalo has taught everything from College in the Schools to Film Studies. In his spare time, Mr. Paatalo is a writer and fly fisherman. He travels the country in search of trout and good stories. His first book, The Eddy, was published in 2009. He is currently working on his next novel, which takes place in a high school.