Kris Evans

Kris Evans

Teacher


Dana Hills High School

Milestones

Milestones

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!!!!
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of California-Los Angeles
graduate
Graduate
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
University of California-Los Angeles
Career

Career

Teacher

I taught high school english and journalism for 39 years.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Journalism
Journalism
Writing
Writing
Helping People
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.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Student teaching, tutoring.

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:

undergrad
Bachelor
English/Journalism
graduate
Graduate
Anything (it's about the pay scale)
certification
Certification/License
Secondary Education and Teaching
Hurdles

Hurdles

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."