Jeffrey Sapin

Jeffrey Sapin

LFP Lead Teacher

Jeffrey.Sapin@larchmontcharter.org

I am a Los Angeles native and grew up in Eagle Rock, as did my wife. We have a young daughter whom we are trying to pass on our interests which include science, music, art, languages, travel, FOOD, gardening, and bettering our world.
I play the saxophone and a few other instruments. I have loved science and music since grade school, and I continue to pursue them on both a personal and professional level. I love learning new things and taking on new challenges. A great conversation can change a world!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I did my undergraduate studies at UCSD where I earned a BS in Neuropsychology and a minor in music.

In 2011 I completed my Masters of Education from UCLA.

What is your highest degree held?
Masters in Education

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I believe that being a teacher is the best profession there is. I want to help prepare the next generation to do things better and more thoughtfully to solve the problems they will face as mature citizens.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
The 2018-2019 school year will be my 7th year teaching. I have taught Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, and AP Environmental Science.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
This is my first year here and even before the school year has started I love the sense of comrodry, comfort, and academic drive.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vinnegut
Rule of the Bone by Russel Banks