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Kris Evans

Kris Evans

Dana Hills High School

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Kris's work combines: Journalism, Writing, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I taught high school english and journalism for 39 years.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    University of California-Los Angeles

  • Graduate Degree

    English/Language Arts Teacher Education

    University of California-Los Angeles

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism

Graduate Degree: Women's Studies

Certification: Secondary Education and Teaching

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Taught an English lesson in tenth grade and was good at it.

  • 2.

    Editor of my high school newspaper and loved it.

  • 3.

    Hoped to be a journalist but discovered in college I wasn't ruthless enough to get every story.

  • 4.

    Decided to get a teaching credential.

  • 5.

    Expected to stay in the Bay Area but got a job in Orange county.

  • 6.

    Said I could teach newspaper so I could move from middle school to high school (total bluff).

  • 7.

    Ended up teaching newspaper, yearbook, journalism and all levels of English. Loved it!!!!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should get a job as soon as you graduate from college because you will need to support yourself.

  • How I responded:

    I did as I was told and am soooooo lucky that I loved my work as much as I did.