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Sean Mehegan

Sean Mehegan

Laguna Beach Unified School District

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Sean's work combines: Education, Writing, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

English Teacher, Grades 9 & 10

I teach at Laguna Beach High School.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    San Diego State University

  • Graduate Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    San Diego State University

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: English Language and Literature, General

Graduate Degree: English Language and Literature, General

Certification: Single Subject Credential

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Passion for reading.

  • 2.

    Passion for writing.

  • 3.

    Studied English because it was the one subject for which I actually had some ability.

  • 4.

    While operating a crane in Boston, I realized that I could finance grad school.

  • 5.

    I enjoyed working the crane with close friends, but was getting too old physically; change needed.

  • 6.

    I taught in a Yeshiva in Miami Beach which was an eye-opening experience.

  • 7.

    Then I worked at a school with an economically deprived population in W. Palm Beach, Florida.

  • 8.

    I met my wife, a SoCal girl, and she suggested applying to LBUSD...and I got in!!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I was particularly lucky to have parents who did not push me in a specific direction, but simply wanted me to be happy and fulfilled, no matter what career I selected. I wish I could say the same of all my students; I see many of them pressured.

  • How I responded:

    There are 2700 colleges and universities in the nation. "You" can get into 2550 of them; it's the last 150 that are extremely difficult. So, IF (and for some of us that is a BIG if) college is right for you, you can bet that rather than feeling forced to apply to one of the 150 elite colleges or universities, you can always apply to one of the 2550 colleges that fits YOUR specific needs. Because you MUST follow your passion in order to live a fulfilling life...this ain't no dress rehearsal!

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Many of my students in Florida felt they had to depend on athletic scholarships, however, the $600 million in athletic scholarships is outweighed by the $4 billion in academic scholarships. Apply for academic grants and scholarships.