Team: Lions

Subject Taught: Math

Years at Curtis: 7 Years

Email: richard.tejada@sbcusd.k12.ca.us

Colleges Attended: San Bernardino Valley College, UCR, Cal State San Bernardino

Hobbies: Coffee is a hobby, right? Walking my dog. Visiting National Parks. Doing DIY projects. I am a Jenga master and love board games; challenges are welcome.

Interesting Facts: I am 99% caffeine at this point. I was the first person in my family to go to college. I am the oldest sibling and have three sisters. I grew up in San Bernardino, just a few blocks from Curtis Middle School. I worked for the former Mayor of San Bernardino before I became a teacher.

Inspirational Quote: "Ganas is all you need." -Jaime Escalante

Favorite thing about Curtis: The people at Curtis have made this one of my favorite places to be. I have made so many amazing memories and grown so much as an individual thanks to the amazing teachers, administrators, office staff, and students I have had the privilege of working with at Curtis. It's a really special place for me.