Sean started his career in the film industry as an assistant editor, and after a few years decided to go back to school to pursue a career in education. For almost a decade since then he has enjoyed a rewarding career as a classroom teacher working with kids. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree from CSUN in Liberal Studies with a minor in English Literature. Sean is an exceptional teacher with a range of experience in supporting learning that leads to both academic and social emotional growth. He seeks to create classrooms that are nurturing environments, cultivating acceptance for every student.
Sean’s teaching is guided by three key elements: the teacher acting as a guide; allowing a child’s innate curiosity to direct his/her learning; and promoting respect and understanding of all people and cultures. His mission in teaching is to help students develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful in whatever path they choose now and after school, and most importantly to realize that learning can actually be fun!
What languages do you speak?
“English, Spanglish, and Czechlish (I lived in Prague for 2 years, but it’s been a while)”
What’s your favorite subject to teach?
Why do you teach?
“I got into teaching because I believe our purpose is to make the world better (or at least not make it any worse). I also believe a rising tide lifts all boats. The more educated and informed a people are, they are more likely to make better informed decisions, which results in a more equitable and enjoyable society for all. Obviously, that is very big picture, so I focus on showing my students that learning is actually really fun, helps develop confidence, and leads to better decision making. “
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
“Telekinesis because you can pretty much do anything that you will yourself to do, and you can control other people’s thoughts… mwahahaha!”
What’s your favorite food?
“Chili cheese fries”
What’s one item you can’t live without?
What three words would your students use to describe you?
“Funny, strict, and athletic.”
What is your favorite book?
“Anything by Malcom Gladwell.”
What’s your favorite place to visit in Los Angeles?
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Egg, cheese, & avocado on toast or English muffin.”
Any secret talents?
“I can do a pretty good imitation of Elmo and Kermit.”
Are you a dog person, cat person, or both?