Kris Evans

Kris Evans


Dana Hills High School


My road in life has been direct.
Taught an English lesson in tenth grade and was good at it.
Editor of my high school newspaper and loved it.
Hoped to be a journalist but discovered in college I wasn't ruthless enough to get every story.
Decided to get a teaching credential.
Expected to stay in the Bay Area but got a job in Orange county.
Said I could teach newspaper so I could move from middle school to high school (total bluff).
Ended up teaching newspaper, yearbook, journalism and all levels of English. Loved it!!!!



I taught high school english and journalism for 39 years.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

Meet all day with students in classes that are often too large so that it is difficult to address their individual needs. Go home to grade writing assignments (an endless but necessary task) and tests and plan lessons. For journalism teachers: meet publication deadlines.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Tutor other students to learn whether or not you find the process of helping others learn to be gratifying. You have to love people, especially teenagers, if you are to become a high school teacher.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should get a job as soon as you graduate from college because you will need to support yourself."