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I began teaching at Culver City High School in the fall of 2008. My wife, Dr. Balatayo also teaches at CCHS in the English department. 

I received an MA in political science, with an emphasis in American politics from CSULA. My undergraduate and credential studies were done at CSULB.

My hobbies include spending time with my family, bike riding, watching live music, reading newspapers, snowboarding and listening to podcasts. 


2020 AP Government Exam

Hello Everybody. The College Board has announced that AP Exams will go on this year. The Exam will be taken at home and will only be 45 minutes. We will know the exact format of the exam on April 3rd.
The Exam will only cover units 1-3.*
Like many schools we skipped Unit 3 (Civil liberties and Civil Rights) to start political participation and Ideology (Units 4 & 5). When we return from Spring Break we will begin Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.
To be clear these are the units the exam will cover
Unit One: Foundations
Unite Two: Branches of Government
Unit Three: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
I will be preparing an online unit for civil liberties and civil rights over the break along with review activities for units one and two. However I posted some links below if you want to start reviewing over the break.


Hello Students and Parents, 
During the dismissal period all assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. 
I will be checking my email frequently and responding between the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. I will be checking less frequently after 12:00 PM. If you email me after 12:00 PM I might not respond until the following morning. 

Student with US senator Cory Booker of New Jersey

Students meet with US Senator Cory Booker to discuss the 2016 election.

2015 Election Project

Students engaged in a weeklong election simulation in which they took on one of the following roles: candidate, campaign manager,debate moderator/media,lobbyist/super PAC.