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#WhyITeachInCUHSD Series Volume 4: Meet Spanish Teacher Christian Parks

We are continuing our#WhyITeachInCUHSD series this week to shine a light on our teachers and their experience at CUHSD schools throughout the recruitment season.

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."

To learn more about the #WhyITeachInCUHSD campaign, visit social media pages. Interested in joining the CUHSD team? Click here to find out more about employment opportunities in CUHSD.