Timothy Farson, Principal
"Philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it." Having been raised on a horse ranch in a rural Ohio town, Mr. Farson would have no idea the route he would wander 3000 miles from his Ohio home.
Farson began his secondary education with a major in Biology at Kent State University in Kent, OH. He transferred to New York University to pursue both academic and professional interests that could only be nurtured in a city like New York. Unfortunately, being witness to the events of September 11, 2001, Farson spent several months evaluating life's essential questions--those of meaning, purpose, and value. He finished his undergrad with a degree with Honors in Philosophy. Craving the hustle of bustle of the East Coast, he moved to Boston where he worked in visual marketing for a retailer. Craving more, he transferred to San Diego and enrolled in a graduate Philosophy program at San Diego State University. It is then he began the CA teaching credential program in English and Science.
Having focused training in both Gifted & Talented Education and remedial literacy and writing, Mr. Farson currently engages the process of critical thinking in his Journalism, English, and Associated Student Body courses. He believes regardless of the subject matter--Physics, Math, Dance, English, or Photography-- we are all engaged in a pursuit to better understand and interpret the world around us. It is with a discerning eye that Mr. Farson encourages his students to relish in the world's limitless opportunities. This is how he will attempt to change the world-- creating open minds and willing hearts through the craft of literature and the arts.
Roxann Hatfield, Vice Principal
(619) 470-0555 Ext. 2215
Mrs. Hatfield is the newest member of the SDSCPA administration. She is not a stranger to the SDSCPA family having taught in the Science Department for 12 years and then serving as the school’s Graduation Coach for the past 6 years. She is excited to be part of such a visionary team. She has served on a variety of committees and organizing 6th and 9th grade Bridging Days. She believes that all students can learn and each student has a special path/ journey in place for them but it is up to them to take the first step. Educators serve as the facilitators in molding our young people into well-rounded individuals who can take on the world.
Mrs. Hatfield holds a Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry from UCSD and earned her Administrative credential and Masters in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. She is a native Californian
R. Christian Gordon, Ed.D., Vice Principal
(619) 470-0555 Ext. 2216
An educator since 1991, Dr. Christian Gordon is the newest member of the administrative team at the SD School of Creative and Performing Arts. He comes to us from John D.Spreckels Bilingual Magnet School in University City where he supervised a diverse group of staff, as well as, students. In that capacity, he successfully helped teachers implement researched-based strategies that significantly improved (+120 points on the API in the last 5 years) the academic achievement of all students, including special needs, English learners, Latino/Hispanic and African American students. He seeks out and implements research-based academic and behavioral supports and interventions that have proven records of success. He has extensive experience in administering instructional programs, including leading the work of Instructional Leadership Teams & Professional Learning Communities(PLCs), magnet programs, Special Education – including Gifted and Talented Education, English Learners, Response To Intervention & Instruction(RTI&I) and Title I, as well as, over 14 years of site administrator experience working in communities across the school district.
Dr. Gordon brings with him a high level of cultural proficiency, understanding the importance of reaching out and welcoming to all stakeholders. In addition, he possesses six years of hands-on teaching experience, including three years as district GATE Mentor Teacher. Dr. Gordon is a highly motivated educator with a diversified background in developing relationships among parents, students, staff, and communities. He is a unique individual with the intuitive ability to motivate others to help them reach their full potential.
Dr. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from San Diego State University with a minor in Africana Studies, two Master of Arts degrees in Education Administration & Curriculum and Instruction from the United States International University, and recently earned his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Richard Trujillo, Artistic Director
Mr. Trujillo is honored to serve the SCPA community. A veteran professional stage actor by trade he has amassed over 100 productions to his credit. Highlighted credits: Macduff, MACBETH, Arizona Theatre Company; Valentin, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN, Actors Theatre; Dromio of Syracuse, A COMEDY OF ERRORS, Southwest Shakespeare Company; Water, WATER AND POWER, San Diego REP; and, Adam, THE COMPLEAT WRKS OF WILLM SHAKESPEAR, ABRIDGED, The Fulton Opera House.
He served as Fine Arts Director for 28 schools in 4 school districts for WVAC and provided professional development specific for music, art, drama and dance arts educators in the areas of artistic and pedagogical skill building. He also facilitated all production needs for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, the Alvin Ailey Company, the Phoenix Symphony, Second City, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Calo Flamenco, Perla Batalla, and many more.Mr. Trujillo taught drama at Herrera School for the Fine Arts in Phoenix, Arizona and created a multidisciplinary program combining instrumental and vocal music, dance, and the work of William Shakespeare, which garnered national recognition through NPR and Latino USA. His community partnership with the Herberger Theatre Center was the first of its kind in Arizona. He was nominated for the Governor’s Arts Award in 2005.
Richard has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of Broadway's greats including two late Tony Nominated stars Mr. Clayton Corzatte and Mrs. Grace Keagy and the late Benjamin Stewart; also Geoff Hoyle (Zazu in The Lion King), Daniel Stewart Sherman (Kinky Boots), Patrick Page (Spiderman) and Latino icon Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash). Directors include Stephen Wrentmore, Diane Rodriguez, Edward Payson Call, Buddy Crutchfield, David Ira Goldstein, Greg Leaming, Jared Sakren, Matthew Wiener, Michael Mitchell, David Saar, and Sam Woodhouse. Mr.
Trujillo is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, and UNESCO International Dance Council.He’s a three-time national presenter on systemic change in arts education.
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