888 Days: My Journey to Become a Teacher

In celebration of Chinese New Year, I’m re-blogging this post from 2011.

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher


Yesterday served as the first official day in my new career as a credentialed, mathematics teacher.  My journey to yesterday started 888 days ago when I took the California Basic Educational Skills Test (“CBEST”) on March 6th, 2009, shortly before I chose to end my twenty-five year career in high-tech.  Little did I know then how long the path could be.

The path between then and now twisted and turned, and rose and fell as I negotiated the multitude of hurdles those desiring to enter the teaching profession must overcome.  With perseverance, support from family and friends, and a helping hand from above, I neared the end of the first stage of my journey with receipt of my preliminary single-subject teaching credential in secondary mathematics, as well as in physics (specialized).

When I began this trek, I naïvely thought I could start teaching in the fall of 2009 since I…

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About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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