This is my fifth year at Bernardo, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here. What a wonderful place with an amazing group of teachers and students to work with. I feel very lucky to be a part of this team.
I’m entering my 17th year of school administration, and I have been in the district for 23 years. I also taught and coached at Esperanza. My wife is a Spanish and French teacher at Esperanza. Our daughter, Athena, graduated from UCLA, and is currently working on her nurse practitioner license. Our son, James, is in his first year teaching at Beckman high school in Irvine. He teaches math, and coaches football and wrestling.
In my time away from work, I enjoy sports. I have run several triathlons. I have been involved in the wrestling community for over 30 years. I like football and am a huge USC fan. And of course, I like the three stooges!
I am a firm believer in the journey of life. I think it’s more about the bruises, bandages and scars than it is about trophies or awards, though those are nice too. It is ok to make mistakes, just learn from them!
I work with a program that is dear to my heart called Bicycles For Children. We provide elementary teachers with a Bicycle to give to one of their underprivileged students over the holidays. It helps the student make a strong connection with that teacher, and school in general. The first year we gave 8 Bicycles away. This past winter, we gave away 28! My goal for next year is to make it 100. Please check the link below if you want to know more about the program.