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John Walker


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Welcome to the page for all information pertaining to what's going on in Mr. Walker's room!  Here we learn more than mathematics and engineering, we learn how we fit into a much larger and complex society.  Please see the links to the left to find out more information.

Who is Mr. Walker?

I am a first-year teacher at MACHS who currently teaches AP Calculus AB, Precalculus, and Intro to Engineering Design (IED). 


In a former life, I was a civil engineer who worked in construction.  I have over four years of construction experience working for both medium sized and large general contractors.  I really enjoy engineering and construction, but I didn't love it.  I decided that I would rather help people become engineers than be one myself.  So I went back to school to become a teacher and I recently completed my Master's of Education at UCLA.  Which has brought me here!


Outside of school/work I volunteer as Finance Zone Advisor to the Region II Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  In this role I help collegiate students develop and manage budgets that are used to provide programs to members in pre-collegiate, collegiate, and professional demographics that aim to "Increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."  I have been involved with the organization for over six years and plan to stay involved.


In my free time, I enjoy reading and I have a goal to read one book a month in 2019.  Currently I am on track to finish two books in January.


As I mentioned, I am a first-year teacher.  As such, I have so much to learn.  I will make mistakes, but I will learn from them.  As an educator, I am focused on growth.  This is the lesson that I strive to instill in your child everyday.  I am using my journey as a life-long learner to demonstrate that it is okay for your child to make mistakes, it is okay for them to be wrong, so long as we continue to learn and seek continual improvement.


I am excited for this journey with your student and I invite you to join in the process.

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