LFP Lead Teacher
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”
“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn: In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
After training with amphibian monks in a hypothetical monastery, I attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, the “belly button” of the state. Following three different periods of self-actualization and transcendence to a higher state of being, I transferred to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Surfology. I then interned with a group of bandit serpents in the Southwest before attending the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology where I earned a Master’s degree in Education. I completed my education with the additions of New York and California teaching credentials in English, Psychology, Physical Education, and General Awesomeness.
What is your highest degree held?
A Master’s degree in Education and quadruple blackbelt in Existential Ponderance
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
Where else could I write poetry, squat heavy weight, read a great work of literature, play soccer, analyze food content, build something, and have an amazing conversation all in the same day with energetic and intelligent young people? What an amazing job!
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
This will be my 98th year of teaching (in dog years).
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I absolutely love the diversity of the student population. There are few schools that are truly the melange of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, geographic origin and skillset that is represented at LCS.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
It is cruel and heartless to ask for a single book, so I will rebelliously create a list:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Sphere by Michael Crichton
House of Stairs by William Sleator
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
The White Mountains by John Christopher