I earned my BS in Zoology at UCLA in the pre-med program and my Masters in Education at Sonoma State University. I have taught the sciences in Marin since 1984 in both public and independent schools. My last ten years, and perhaps my most rewarding, have been here at The Marin School where I’m able to teach what I love in a personal manner.
Perhaps the greatest impact on whom I am as a teacher came from spending nearly 10 years traveling and working overseas. I journeyed over land from Asia to Europe, from California to Tierra del Fuego and back via the Amazon, lived and worked in Europe, Asia and South America. In Asia I formed a deep and abiding bond with the teachings of the historical figure called ‘the Buddha’ which has also been a rudder in my life.
While living in Argentina, I began teaching English in the southern town of Bariloche. The role of teacher appealed to me greatly since I love sharing with people. One of the guiding principles in the teachings I admire is to earn one’s living in a way that makes this a better world. Since I had the academic qualifications, the role of science teacher was a natural one for me.
What I enjoy most about teaching at The Marin School is my constant evolution within the academic community. I never really teach the same course twice since the interaction between me and my students each year is so individual. It keeps me fresh, finding skillful ways to reach the new students in my classes.
In my personal life I am sustained by my family, the wonders of natural California and our proximity to San Francisco. We enjoy skiing, body surfing and backpacking, hiking in the wilds of West Marin where we live, growing a significant portion of what we eat and our travels. San Francisco provides us with fine dining, the opera and the richness of a premier urban environment.
Core Science classes and Science electives