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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Henry Huisken

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Tell me about your OC experience?

My OC experience started in high school. I was a rebel without a cause and didn’t make very much of my time at OC as a student. As I grew up I began to look back at it as a huge gift that my parents wanted me to have and when I started looking at it that way I started remembering the very precious parts of my high school experience. When I heard there was an art teaching position opening up at OC, I was very excited and nervous to apply. Since I have been hired it has been such a huge blessing to my wife and I; I do not think I could go back to working in a public high school.

Why did you decide to be a teacher?

Business school was not going well and I was thinking about dropping out and joining the military. I talked it over with my dad and he told me to take a class I thought I would enjoy so I signed up for a ceramics class. I later talked with Joe Moran the head of the art department for CSUSB at the time and he told me I should be an art teacher. So, I changed my major and started focusing on art education.

what’s something about you that most people don’t know?

Something about me that most people don’t know and might find surprising is that I have never had a cavity or broken bone and I definitely have deserved both.