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Wesley Warner

Wesley Warner

Dehesa Charter School

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Wesley's work combines: Philosophy & Religion, Science, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Educational Facillitator / Teacher

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

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Vanguard University of Southern California

  • Graduate Degree

    Sociology, General

    Vanguard University of Southern California

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Your favorite subject.

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I loved computers and science, but hated high school.

  • 2.

    Accepted a full ride scholarship to Annapolis because I felt obligated to try out the opportunity.

  • 3.

    Hated college. Dropped out to find what really mattered and met God.

  • 4.

    I became a missionary in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji with YWAM and Hillsong.

  • 5.

    Finished college, got married and worked any odd job, from custodial to clerical.

  • 6.

    Then I, my wife, and parents had dreams of me becoming a teacher in a year.

  • 7.

    It was crazy. Teachers were losing jobs, but I got my teaching credential, and started subbing.

  • 8.

    Within a year, I landed my first teaching position, just like the dreams God gave me. And I love it.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


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

  • How I responded:

    Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things-- your passion, your job, your family, will be added to you.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I didn't have enough money. But when I started working towards my dreams, people started helping. Plus, I got loans when appropriate.

  • I hated school, so I was diagnosed with ADD, and I was prescribed medication for it. It seemed to help, but it also made me eat less and stay up all night. It wasn't until I met God that my ADD vanished and I began to enjoy school.

  • Even though I knew they were wrong, I became addicted to drugs in high school. I felt like they helped give my boring life some meaning. I could not stop using drugs until I met Jesus Christ. He touched me, set me free, and gave my life meaning.