Mr. Lee's Birth Place
I was born in South Korea and grew up in a small farming village south of the city Cheonan. I still have memories of milking cows and feeding pigs every morning as a child. At the age of seven, my family and I relocated to Los Angeles. As a young student, I did not particularly enjoy attending school and homework was my least favorite activity. My favorite activities were playing sports whenever the opportunity presented itself. I dreamt of becoming an NBA player like my hero Magic Johnson. After High School, I went to study Architecture, Engineering at USC. At USC, I quickly found out that I did not want to become an Engineer. Soon there after, I left USC and joined the United States Navy during the Desert Storm period of our history. As a Petty Officer in the US Navy, I learned to navigate small & large vessels on the water. Upon leaving the Navy, I came to San Francisco State University to study Philosophy. When I quickly realized there were very little employment for armchair philosophers, I enrolled at Cal State East bay for my Business Degree.
After working several years in the business world, I had a calling to become a Social Worker/Group Counselor. After working for the city of San Leandro as a Residential Counselor, I realized the importance of education for today's youth and I soon became a Special Day Class Teacher for Seneca Center. After leaving Seneca Center, I became a Special Day Class teacher for Pleasanton Middle School. This year marks the 14th year at Pleasanton Middle School. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing students and families in the Tri-Valley area. I am very blessed and grateful for the amazing experiences I have had in my life.