History/Social Studies, 7th & 8th Grade
Phone: (714) 842-6608 x2708
Degrees and Certifications:
Associate Arts Degree, with UC Transfer Requirements from Orange Coast College 1992 Bachelors Degree in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine 1994 UCI School of Teaching: California Multi-Subject Teaching Credential 1995 Masters Degree in Educational Technology from National University 2008 California CLAD Certification California Social Studies Teaching Credential
Hello and welcome to what's going to be another fantastic Mighty Eagles school year!
For twenty-one years of teaching, I have a few words of wisdom I tell parents every year so we can make it the best:
1. Know that I didn't get in the teaching profession to get rich, but rather to enrich the lives of your children.
2. I promise to not believe everything children tell me about their homes, so please don't believe everything they tell you about our classroom. If something's sounds like it's not right, please contact me. If something sounds great, I like hearing from you too!
With consideration to the above, you can see I try to keep it simple. I'm firm, but friendly, with high expectations for my "kids." I like to prepare them for their future by connecting our past to who we are today. Sprinkle teaching good study habits on top, and all the tips I give them to get a good grade in our class, and PRESTO! A great year will fly by.
I live with my family of three right here in HB. My wife is a special education teacher in Anaheim, and my youngest son is in his final OVSD year at Spring View. We also have an adult child, an OVSD product too, as well as an OVHS graduate. We enjoy our family time together, going to lots of concerts, relaxing at the beach, or just hanging out.
Parents are the most important component in their child's education. I look foward in helping you raise your scholar!