La Cañada 7/8 High School

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I was born and raised in New York and moved to Detroit where I attended High School. Upon graduating from High School, I came out to the west coast to attend UCLA. I majored in Biological Sciences and graduated from UCLA in 1995. After graduation, I attend Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier California and did not complete the program due to certain circumstances. I then began my first job from college as a Lab technician and worked there until I found another job as a Research associate for a Medical Group. Lasting only 2 years in that line of work, I decided to try teaching and 20 years later I am still at it. I have taught High school and Middle School Sciences. I have been teaching here at LCHS for the past 15 years. I have coached multiple sports at LCHS: football, 7⁄8 track, basketball, and Shot Put on the HS track team. I enjoyed coaching because I had the opportunity to see the students in a different element and I really loved the competition factor and building the athletes skill set. When I am not working I have a passion for working with cars, learning the skills at a very young age from my father. I also enjoy watching sports, especially the New York teams. I collect sports memorabilia as well as coins. I love reading science magazines and watching the History channel. In the summertime, I love travelling within the United States, some of my favorite spots that I have visited so far are: Acadia National Park in Maine, Lake George in Upstate New York, Crater Lake in Oregon, Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and Mackinac Island in Michigan.