How many years have you been teaching?:
Earned credential in 2011, but started working as a teacher in 2007. First coaching job was in 1993.
I started working with kids in 1993 as a wrestling coach, first as a high school assistant, then head coach at Aptos Junior High School in Santa Cruz county for 11 seasons. Since then, lots of work with at-risk and emotionally disturbed youth, teaching Math, English, P.E., Anger Management, and Career Prep, among other things. Currently teaching P.E. at a middle school in Santa Rosa. What motivates me as a teacher/coach is watching "light bulbs" come on for students when they learn something new and can put it into practice in a way which benefits them. There's no better feeling in the world!