7th Grade History Teacher
Dr. Terence Candell was born and raised in Oakland. He has a BA in Politics, an MA in Education, a Ph.D. in Education and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. In 2012, he received the Educator of the Year Award for the 10th time in his career. He served as Executive Director and High School Teacher at Candell’s College Preparatory School, where 100% graduated and 100% were accepted to college every year. He also served, simultaneously, as President of Candell University for 13 years. Upon his retirement in 2013, after 35 years serving our youth, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Still, his career is overshadowed by the fact that President Obama, the Oakland Tribune, Jimmy Kimmel and news media world-wide acknowledged his school for sending the first-ever 10-year old to school fulltime at Cal State East Bay…his son; graduating in June 2009 at age 14! Dr. Candell is happy to come out of retirement to assist with the worthy cause of serving our youth at Aurum Preparatory Academy.