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Dear Parents and Families:   

I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome to another great school year at Killian Elementary School. My name is Mr. You and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year. I graduated with a degree in psychology and completed my teaching credential at California State University of Fullerton. I also received my Masters at Walden University with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction. I have taught all grade levels ranging from second grade to high school students.  My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it.

I am excited to be here and assure you that I am here to assist you and your child in having a very positive 5th grade experience. I have extensive training in helping each student do their best work and pushing them to achieve their goals. I appreciate your support, as parents, because I recognize the important role that each of you have in your child's education. You can support the classroom learning experience at home by providing a quiet place for your child to complete their homework and take an active interest in what your child is learning in the classroom by asking questions.

I also enjoy spending time reading, exercising, coaching, and spending time with friends. I am really looking forward to another fun–filled educational year!   

"Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand" Benjamin Franklin
Mr. You's Background
Education/Career Background:  

California State University of Fullerton/Walden University, Minnesota

Major:  BA Behavioral Psychology/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Founder of Strategic Writers Club (SWC Academy), Teacher of the Year 2015-2016, Certified Trainer Write from the beginning (WFTB), Leadership Coach, Basketball Coach, 21st Century Education Enthusiast
What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, playing golf, basketball, hiking, and training dogs



What was your dream job when you were a child?

Secret service or become a federal agent for the government


What other jobs did you have before you became a teacher?

-Mcdonalds - Cashier

-Great Wall of China Restaurant - Busboy / Waiter

-Central Liquor Store - Cashier / Stocker

-Dog Trainer

-ABC Academy Director

-Young's Painting Company - Dispatcher

-Tutor - Various Subjects

-EZ Communication - Sales Agent

-AT&T Wireless - Communication Specialist

-AT&T Wireless - Lead Communication Specialist

-AT&T Wireless - Business Sales / B2B Corporate Account Executive

-Leadership Development Coach

-Personal Development/Business Coach

-Founder of SWC Educators

-Founder/Principal of SWC Academy


What made you want to become a teacher?

I wanted to become a teacher to be able to make a positive impact on the future of children. For me, it is a great/fulfilling challenge: stimulating the next generation to become lifelong learners. I have always been grateful to the great teachers for implanting values in me.  I want to contribute what I have learned and experienced over the years back to my community. I personally get a lot of gratification in helping others and students achieve their goals.  While I was in highschool, I had the opportunity to take a young student aside to help him with a particularly difficult assignment. When I was able to show him a different way to approach the problem, and he “got it”, I knew that being an educator was my calling!