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CUHSD is launching a #WhyITeachInCUHSD series to shine a light on our teachers and their experiences at CUHSD schools throughout the recruitment season. We hope their stories will inspire others to join the CUHSD team. The series comes during a time of severe shortages of qualified teachers, particularly in science, math and special education.
The first teacher we are spotlighting is Boynton High School social science teacher Jeffrey Gray, who found his passion for teaching while serving in the U.S. Navy. During his time in the military, his unit volunteered to assist classrooms and school programs in National City, California, where he discovered his talent and love for teaching.
“Both the teacher and the students that I worked with stated I had a knack for teaching and that I should consider education as a profession after I left the military,” said Gray.
“I took the suggestion to heart and after I honorably left the military in 1994 I spent the next 10 years advancing my education in pursuit of my credential.”
Gray began his 11-year tenure with CUHSD at Camden Community Day School and then eventually transferred to Boynton High School in 2016. Gray has also worked at Campbell Adult Community Education (CACE) for the past eight years for the District’s CACE Credit Recovery Program, which meets in the evening.
“My Boynton students, colleagues, and administration represent the very best social, cultural, and economic diversity of Campbell, San Jose and the entire Bay Area” said Gray.
“Now in my 11th year with CUHSD, it has been and continues to be an honor and privilege to work with such dedicated pedagogical professionals at both Boynton and CACE within the mighty CUHSD.”
Interested in joining the CUHSD team? Click here to find out more about employment opportunities in CUHSD.