STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Associate Principal of Athletics and Student Services
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
2006, then 2023
BS Social Sciences- Cal Poly SLO, MA Learning Technologies- Pepperdine
Why I Teach:
Teaching and working in education is the ultimate act of hope and investment in our collective future.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Allowing myself to be vulnerable, listening to student voices, and giving students opportunities to get into the real world and meet experts in the field we're studying.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Social studies enables students to better understand current events and put our collective histories into context.
"The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept." - Lt. Col. David Morrison (Ret.), "Let us remember, that we are in the holy presence of one another." - Scott Drain
I once wrestled Chuck Liddell, was on Romper Room, and lived in South Africa
Recommended visual media:
Any James Bond film, Robotech (80's anime series), Modern Family, FlintTown
Crossing the Line & Barbarian Days - William Finnegan; Nobody - Marc Lamont Hill; Hawaii- James Michener; The Mirror at Midnight - Adam Hochschild; Tangled Up in Blue - Rosa Brooks
Hobbies or outside interests:
Bodyboarding, running, cooking & mixology, following Newcastle United, collecting tiki/Hawaiiana