Jay Morrison

Jay grew up in southern California and did not immediately attend college after high school. He started his professional career at Santa Anita Race Track, working his way into management before deciding to change careers to become a teacher. Jay was admitted to Cal Poly Pomona, where he majored in Physical Education and minored in […]

Leo Ocon

Leo grew up and attended schools in Glendale, California before being accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his degree in History. Following his graduation from UC Santa Cruz, he chose San Francisco State University to earn his California Teaching Credential. He was hired at San Leandro high school in 1999 […]

John P. Santos

John grew up in East Los Angeles and attended school in Glendale, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara before transferring to UCLA where he earned his BS in Biology and his California teaching credential. He later earned his California Teacher of English Learners Certificate at UCLA. John currently teaches Graphics Communications and […]

Eunyung (Michelle) Kyung

Michelle was born in South Korea and moved to Guam at the age of five with her family. She attended California State University in Sacramento where she received in B.A. in Psychology. She was inspired to teach after working as a counselor and teacher’s aide at a group home in Elk Grove, California for teenage […]

Brian Katz​

Brian graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a degree in English and minors in African American Studies and Jazz Studies. He also earned his Masters Degree in English Education from the University of Minnesota. Brian’s first teaching assignment was during a University of Minnesota Summer youth program where he taught creative writing […]

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