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Brian Hudson

Brian Hudson

Capistrano Unified School District

San Clemente, CA USA

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Brian's work combines: Education, Numbers, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I am a high school mathematics teacher.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • Graduate Degree


    National University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Teacher:

Bachelor's Degree: Mathematics

Graduate Degree: Education

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Moved to Las Vegas to pursue engineering degree at UNLV

  • 2.

    Switched my major many times before dropping out of college after being frustrated with not knowing what career path I wanted to follow

  • 3.

    After living in California for awhile, re-enrolled at UNLV to pursue math degree

  • 4.

    Graduated with BS in math and was accepted to UC Davis for Masters program in Biostatistics

  • 5.

    Dropped out from biostatistics program to pursue a career in education

  • 6.

    Graduated from National University with Masters in Education and teaching credential

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Teachers aren't compensated well.

  • How I responded:

    While in some places this is may hold true, it entirely depends on what you want to teach and the location. Research what age group you'd like to teach and look up the salaries of teachers in that area for the corresponding age group. Even if the starting salary would be below the pay level you hope to start at, sometimes life isn't all about money. Having a job that may not pay as well, but one that you are passionate about and enjoy doing goes a long way in life.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I utilized many of the campus resources and constantly met with academic advisors to figure out the best path to being successful. They are literally paid to do that, so take advantage of that.