I was originally born and raised in Lima, Peru where I attended a United Nations Aeronautical school. I started working for Pacific Airmotive Corp. in Burbank and later for McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. in Culver City. My functions as Supervisor and Manager of Quality Engineering were enhanced by being able to speak Spanish and help the organizations with their foreign businesses.
As I retired still young went to offer my services to the Glendale Unified District to give some back to my adoptive country and became a Credentialed Foreign Language Teacher sponsored by GUSD. However, on my own I obtained a Scholarship from the Embassy of Spain to attend the Universities of Salamanca and Valencia along with 40 teachers from across the nation for a special educational training as to How English speaking teachers can teach Spanish.
Started working for Granada Hills Charter High School teaching Spanish from 1998 to 2005 and later at Wilson Middle School where I retired in 2006.
Always believed that a student is a school customer and should be treated as such, and have inspired some of my best students not only to dream *big* but, make their dreams reality- 4 of them are Teachers. Have included my personal experiences with the real world and the importance of having a command of several languages. (Actually I am refreshing my French along with my hobbies ... tennis and the Stock Market). My classes at Granada Hills obtained awards on the CNBC market games.
Tutored during my teaching tenure for free after class and had a good rapport with the parents who actually visited me.
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