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Ryan  De Vaul

Ryan De Vaul

Cupertino Union School District

Cupertino, CA USA

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Ryan 's work combines: Education, Acting & Theatre, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Elementary School Teacher

Educate, care, inspire, and encourage children to meet content standards and personal goals.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Sequioa High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Liberal studies with an emphasis on early childhood education

    Foothill Jr College

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Early Childhood Education and Teaching

    California State University, East Bay

  • Certification

    Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

    Notre Dame de Namur University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Elementary School Teacher:

Bachelor's Degree: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Certification: Multiple subject teaching credential

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Bullying in HS and learning how to embrace them. High School mentor who continues to be a life mentor.

  • 2.

    Junior College - learning to write at the collegiate level - many tears.

  • 3.

    4 year college - learning how to live on my own and balance life.

  • 4.

    Credential program - interning while going to school, working, paying bills, healthcare.

  • 5.

    First teaching jobs - learning what my teaching style truly is.

  • 6.

    Finding a partner who embraced how much of my time and energy goes into teaching.

  • 7.

    After school nanny from HS to the end of College and working at after school care.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    The most discouraging aspect of teaching is criticism from administrators that never taught in a classroom the curriculum they're evaluating. Parents who believe they know more about their child in your classroom and criticize you based on incomplete info

  • How I responded:

    By being confident in the fact that what I am doing is best for my students. The communication I receive from past parents and students thanking me, even when in college.