Born and raised in the East Bay, John is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, and is pursuing his California Teaching Credential. John is a lifelong musician and started teaching after his daughter was born.

He taught preschool music at The Rainbow School for three years using the Music Together curriculum.

John volunteered throughout the six years his daughter attended Chabot Elementary public school in Oakland bringing music to and helping in the classroom, attending field trips, providing musical support for school assemblies, and twice as a room parent. During the 2017-2018 school year, John was hired by Chabot as a teaching assistant in both second and fourth grade classrooms, and worked with students in the reading and writing program as the Level Literacy Intervention specialist.

John truly believes in education for all students regardless any social constructs we place upon them. He feels we all have a right to learn, and that through education we can help students to become part of a just and fair society. John is excited to join Crestmont and he believes education is a lifelong journey.