Hello to all,
My name is Jon Stratford and I am a Special Education Teacher here at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School. I am very excited to be teaching, as this is a second career for me. I have had the pleasure of watching my beautiful wife teach for 25+ years and have always admired the career path she chose. So, at the age of 59, I jumped in with both feet and landed here at MacArthur to start my second career.
I have been married for 36 years and have 3 wonderful children. My oldest daughter joined the Navy and after serving four years, went to the University of Hawaii. Upon graduation she came back to the mainland, earned her Master's Degree and works for another school district within Orange County. She is married and gave my wife and I our first grand-daughter last year. Our son graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. He currently works for an artist in Laguna Beach and in his spare time, creates his own paintings in a private studio in Laguna Niguel. Our youngest daughter graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in communication. She currently is working in the real-estate industry. Her and her husband just purchased a home within walking distance to our home.
I'm very excited to be teaching at MacArthur Fundamental School. I have been made to feel at home and the staff is awesome. If all goes well, I would love to teach another seven to ten years. If you should have any questions, please feel free to stop by my classroom (31) or send me an email. Have a wonderful day!