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Distinguished Teacher Nolan Fossum

  • San Juan Hills High School
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • 9-12
  • Math


What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Commit to the notion that success and satisfaction depend on hard work. A rich work environment is a product of valuable collaboration with like-minded teaching professionals and implementing your thoughtful teaching philosophy into your everyday teaching practice.

What's the best thing about teaching?

Everyday is a new day with fresh challenges and opportunities. Participating in and seeing the results of your students' personal and educational journeys is both rewarding and reengergizing.


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