This is my seventeenth year in the TUHSD. This is my fourth year as a Tamiscal Core teacher, though I taught AP Language and Composition at Tamiscal for five years. From 2010-2012 I worked at Drake High School, where I taught both Advanced Placement Language and Literature and AP Composition. I also taught in a small learning community for freshmen called Tech Lit.
I taught for eight and a half years in the Team Program, here at Tamiscal. Before Team I taught English for three years at Redwood and a year and a half at Foothill High School. I have taught summer school in the TUHSD for five summers. At Redwood, I created the RHS mountain bike team and coached student racers for six years. I was an assistant coach for the state champion Drake team for two years.
Here at Tamiscal I teach seniors, juniors, and freshmen, both English and social studies. I have teaching credentials in both English and all of the social sciences.
TRAVEL AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
I have traveled to five continents and 30 countries. In 1996 I led a two-year bicycle expedition, following a clockwise route along the Pacific Rim. Prior to teaching, I worked in several Bay Area restaurants, was a show producer and news reporter for KFRC radio in San Francisco, was a retail supervisor for REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) in New York, and led mountain bike rides for Trips for Kids in San Rafael. My wife Nikole teaches in The Team Program and we own a home in Fairfax where we live with two cats, eleven bicycles, and this past May, a new baby girl named Amelia.
In the past 35 years, I have backpacked extensively in the Sierra, trekked in India and Nepal, mountaineered in Ecuador, raced bikes on the east and west coasts, rock climbed in Thailand, bike toured all over Europe, reached the summit of Mt. Shasta five times, and backcountry skied in several different California mountain ranges. I bike commute to school and try to ride my mountain bike as often as I can.
Phone: (415) 945-3743