This week we are spotlighting Westmont High School Spanish teacher Christian Parks, who has been working for CUHSD for 15 years. Parks started his teaching career in 1991 as a second-grade teacher, which was a career change for him.
“I always wanted to go into teaching, but I didn't pursue it after college because I had been told it didn't pay well. So I decided to pursue 'a real job' and I found myself unhappy,” said Parks.
“Looking back now, I can't imagine a more ‘real’ job than teaching.”
After several years of teaching in Santa Cruz County, he decided to pursue a Spanish teacher opportunity at Westmont High School and never looked back.
“It is a wonderful community. The district is small which allows me to get to know district administrators and colleagues from other sites. I also love the diversity of the students, representing multiple cultures and backgrounds. I love coming to work every day."
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