Curtis Scott,6th grade teacher
I was born in New York. My dad was in the Navy so we moved often. I have lived in Virginia, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon. I spent the last twenty years working for the California Department of Corrections as an officer, a sergeant, and finally as a parole agent. I attended BYU and wanted to go into education, but my wife, whose brother and sisters were all teachers, said “no” because teachers didn’t earn enough. Happy wife happy life. I have always wanted to teach and in 2000, I received a California teaching credential for k-9 and completed 32 hours towards a Master’s. degree as a reading specialist. Now that I am retired, I can finally do what I want. I love hiking, horseback riding, and gardening.
One word that describes me as a teacher would be “conscientious.”
A food that I could eat every day would be chocolate.
If I could be any animal for a day, it would be a grizzly bear in Alaska.
If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one book, it would be Catch 22.
I had a choice to teach at several schools, but the reason I chose White Pine Charter School was for the family feeling. The principal is an incredible leader who cares about the students and staff. My fellow teachers are helpful and want to see all students succeed. The best part of the job are the great students that I get to associate with. I feel very fortunate to be at White Pine.