From the years of approximately 24 to 33.

Graduate school, beginning teacher with little success with the poor, intermediate teacher with some success with the affluent; and then leaving Los Angeles and moving for the suburban dream. with family.


My period as an idealistic new teacher attempting to do a near impossible job;
the hardest thing I have ever done to my body or psyche.

See it for yourself...

After almost 10 years residency, I finally make
the decision to leave Los Angeles and its culture of violence.
Why? Check it out!
Good riddance to the "City of the Angels!"

The Milken Community High School of the Stephen S. Wise Temple
A great place to learn and grow as a teacher!