All About Mr. I

Teaching Experience :

This will be my fourth year teaching at Carrillo Elementary! Before coming to the San Marcos Unified School District, I spent time working with children of all grade levels in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, San Diego Diego Unified School District, South Bay Union School District, and Rancho Santa Fe School District. 


Teaching Background:
I'm thrilled to be teaching kindergarten again this year at Carrillo! Early primary grade levels are my favorite grade levels to teach because of how much student growth I am able to witness each year. Each year I strive to establish a classroom culture where students embrace a growth mindset and a lifelong passion for learning. In addition, I incorporate many of the philosophies and interactive learning practices that I learned through my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Children's Literacy Masters program at San Diego State University.   

Family:
My wife shares the same passion for teaching as I do! She has been a first grade teacher in the Rancho Santa Fe Unified School District for the past six years. We have two cats named Julius and Lily (Named after the Kevin Henkes children's book: Julius, Baby of the World). 

Personal Interests.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing hockey and surfing. During the summer months I love to travel and have recently returned from spending the 2018 summer in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. I have also traveled internationally to: France, Spain, Ireland, England, Belgium, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and Mexico.