This is my fourteenth years in the TUHSD. This is my first year as a Tamiscal Core teacher, though I taught AP Language and Composition at Tamiscal for five years. For the past year and a half I taught at Drake High School, where I taught both Advanced Placement Language and Literature and AP Composition. I also taught in a small learning community called Tech Lit.
I taught for eight and a half years in the Team Program, here at Tamiscal. Before Team I taught English at Redwood and Foothill high schools. I have taught summer school in the TUHSD for five summers. At Redwood, I created the mountain bike team and coached student racers for six years.
Here at Tamiscal I teach seniors and freshmen, both English and social studies. I have teaching credentials in both English and 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. With my girlfriend Nikole, who teaches at Team, we own a home in Fairfax where we live with two cats, eleven bicycles, and in May, a new baby girl.
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, reached the summit of Mt. Shasta five times, and backcountry skied in several different California mountain ranges. I commute to school and try to ride my mountain bike as often as I can.
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