My name is Alex Bradbury. I grew up in Thousand Oaks and went to UC Santa Cruz for college, where I got a degree in History, the subject I want to teach. I'm in the credential program at Cal State Northridge and I hope to begin teaching shortly after graduation! I want to become a teacher because I want a job in which I feel like I can help people, and I want a job that is challenging and is different most every day. I hope to stay in Southern California to teach.

Educational Philosophy

I became interested in teaching in High School because I wanted a career that didn’t get stale and that constantly brought up new challenges and experiences. The fact that as a teacher I have a chance to  positively impact the lives of so many young people was also extremely appealing. Both of my parents are teachers as well, so I was constantly around classrooms growing up which I am sure pushed me towards the job as well. I want to teach High School most likely, and I would be comfortable in any of those subjects. My area of focus is US History so I would like to teach that subject the most.


My favorite hobbies include watching sports and television, playing video games, and taking hikes in the local mountains. Some of my favorite shows are Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Game of Thrones.