Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I loved computers and science, but hated high school.
Accepted a full ride scholarship to Annapolis because I felt obligated to try out the opportunity.
Hated college. Dropped out to find what really mattered and met God.
I became a missionary in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji with YWAM and Hillsong.
Finished college, got married and worked any odd job, from custodial to clerical.
Then I, my wife, and parents had dreams of me becoming a teacher in a year.
It was crazy. Teachers were losing jobs, but I got my teaching credential, and started subbing.
Within a year, I landed my first teaching position, just like the dreams God gave me. And I love it.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Vanguard University of Southern California
Graduate
Sociology
Vanguard University of Southern California

Career

Educational Facillitator / Teacher

I teach Science and English to middle school and high school students.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Science
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Last Tues, I set class up for an experiment. At 8:00 am, I prepared some yeast, sugar, test tubes, and balloons to do a fermentation lab. At 8:30 am, I greeted my class at the door. Using the lesson plans, I taught about fermentation to my students, then let them experiment in a hands-on lab to determine which temperature is the most productive for yeast fermentation. They loved it. Class ended at 10:30 am, and my next class began. At 1:00, I had staff meetings and paperwork until 3:00. Done.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start volunteering to mentor kids and teach youth groups.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Your favorite subject.
certification
Associate's Degree

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"You got your head in the clouds. God doesn't want you to stop your life and worry about him. Go get a job."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Learning Issues
Drugs / Addiction