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You may call me Mr. J or Mr. Johnson
I have been teaching in Santa Ana since 2007. Prior to teaching in Santa Ana I taught at a Private Christian K-8 school for four years.
Before becoming a teacher I spent ten years with Apple Computer during the time the Macintosh was introduced, as well as the LaserWriter and Desktop Publishing. After leaving Apple I worked another ten years for a variety of technology firms in the Networking, Software Development, Web Services and Computer Hardware.
I hold credentials in Foundation Level Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Statistics), Social Science (History, Geography), Business (Programming) and Technology (3D Printing, Engineering, eSports). Additionally he has earned Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credentials in Information and Communication Technologies (ICET) and Manufacturing and Product Development (MPD).
I began my career at SAUSD teaching Math at Spurgeon Intermediate (Romero Cruz Academy). I have taught High School Algebra during the summer and have been a Technology Teacher at Mendez as the class has morphed from a traditional shop class to 3D Modeling and Coding. in 2019 I started teaching my own eSports class that encompassed Gaming, Coding and 3D Modeling. This year I am teaching eSports Essentials, Intro to Comp Science/App Inventor and Exploratory 6th.
I graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business/Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Prior to attending University of Phoenix I took classes at Golden West College, Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, and City University of Seattle.
I made extensive use of CLEP to earn credits for my undergraduate degree. This enabled me to test out of College Algebra, US History I, US History II, and Literature.