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My name is Shane Hawk. I became interested in the teaching profession after years of running a technical support business while attending college. I loved walking people through easy-to-follow steps and figuring out how to solve problems together. Among my clientele, I became known as “The Tech Guru.”

My passion for technology coupled with my love for history and language proved to be a strong foundation for my career as a school teacher. The defining moment in my new career choice came after I mentored a foster youth during my undergrad years. Getting the chance to work with him over a few months and see him grow really was icing on the cake. Now, here I am a California-credentialed teacher for both social science and English.


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A managed democracy is a wonderful thing… for the managers… and its greatest strength is a ‘free press’ when ‘free’ is defined as ‘responsible’ and the managers define what is ‘irresponsible.’

—Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress