This year I have students with last names Cuadra - Ibarronda. I am also the NCAA Coordinator. This is my ninth year at CCHS and my tenth in the district. I spent a year and a half at the middle school before moving to the high school. I have also worked as a counselor at San Diego Unified and for two great years in Hawaii on the Big Island (before you ask – I got bumped!). I am soooo happy to be here at CCHS. We have incredible administrators, wonderful teachers, and an exceptional student body. Any student who has the desire can have a first class educational experience! I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but lived in Newport Beach for the last twenty years. Five years ago I moved to Playa Del Rey. I am truly excited and enjoying life now that I do not have the looong commute! I am an avid sailor and have raced in Newport for the last ten years. I am also a sports fanatic. My theory is that life is one big season – only the ball changes! Maybe that is why I am a single man – hmmmm???? I have had the pleasure of coaching high school sports – woman’s tennis at La Canada High School, boy’s basketball at Esperanza High School, and football at Mater Dei High School.
I have earned a B.S. in English from Cal State Fullerton, a single subject teaching credential in English, also from CSUF, and an M.S. in Educational Guidance Psychology and a P.P.S. credential from National University. I spent three years in the classroom teaching English in Orange County. My years in the classroom have helped me to immensely appreciate the dedication necessary to be a classroom teacher. My first college class was in September, 1966 and I earned my first degree in January, 1996.
My college announcements said, “College…the best 30 years of my life”.
NEVER GIVE UP!!!!! PURSUE YOUR DREAMS RELENTLESSLY!!!