Since 1984, I l have loved my work as a proud California public school educator. I tried out retirement in August of 2021, and truly enjoyed it. Still, I decided to return to work in July of 2022, and I now serve as the proud superintendent of the Placentia – Yorba Linda Unified School District. My wife Jill is also a public school educator, and we are enjoying our life as empty nesters. Our two sons are out of the house – Ryan is an attorney in Sacramento and Dawson is a sophomore at Colorado School of Mines. Before my first retirement, I served as the Superintendent of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, but I’ve also worked as a principal and a high school history teacher. I relish talking, writing, and thinking about parenting, public education, family, all things California and Arkansas, bicycling, swimming, cooking, bbq, golf, Evernote, and Big Green Eggs.
I use this website to share my stories, my books that I read, and my favorite recipes. I feel fortunate to have friends and family from all of my experiences over the years, and so many of them are regular readers of my posts. I also have readers whom I have not yet met, and I am grateful for them too. My favorite posts are the ones that create dialogue through the comments.
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Thanks for your interest, and I hope my musings make you think, reflect, and laugh, at least a little.