Hello! My name is Justin Kawakami, and I am pleased as punch to be teaching for my second year at Del Mar this year. I currently teach English 1 ICAP and English 3.
I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English and minors in Education Studies and Disability Studies in 2017, and I received my credential and M.A. in Education from Stanford in 2018.
"Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity."
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie