8th Grade English Teacher
I am excited to join the Aurum Preparatory team as your 8th grade English teacher. I am originally from New York but graduated from high school in Memphis, Tennessee.
I am a Navy Veteran and have had the opportunity to visit over 50 counties in my almost 10 years as an electrician in the service. While in the service I attended San Diego City College and transferred to Coleman College to study engineering with an emphasis on power distribution and small powered devices. Spending over a decade in the field of electrical engineering, I decided to change directions and become a teacher and received a bachelors' degree from San Francisco State in American History (Latin American Studies), and a Master's Degree in World History (SF state Afro Mexican Studies). I received my teaching credentials from Cal State Hayward.
On a side note, after high school, I was going to be a music major with electrical engineering as a minor. I have been playing and teaching the trumpet for over 20 years. I also play the trombone, piano, and sing. I have played in big bands, classical ensembles R&B, and Latin groups). In addition, I am also a Martial Artist of over 25 years.