Hello and welcome to our awesome PUHSD family and specifically Heritage high school economics and criminology. My name is Mario Moreno and I will be your guide in learning all about economics and criminology for these one semester courses. I hope you had a good break and I’m excited to get all of you students off to a great start to earning your required credits toward graduating high school!
Sometimes in life we are handed tough or adverse situations that we must deal with and often overcome. Maintaining a positive attitude and being willing to adjust to new things is key to any successful transition and more importantly to your personal growth. An online format was a bit adverse for me, however I chose to adapt, as you did, and we made it work. It may take a bit to get back in the groove of things, but I am happy and excited to be back all the way live and that's no jive! I am here for you and strive to help you thrive in these courses and in your lives!
I’d like to share a little about myself. I was raised in various cities across Southern California. I received an associate’s degree in Liberal Studies at Cerritos Community College where I also wrestled and played football. I received my bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University, where I also wrestled, was an audio visual assistant, pre-law advisor, and served as an intern probation officer for San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. I began teaching in PUHSD in 2000 and have since received a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. Along the way I have coached football, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, track & field, golf, cross-country, and soccer. I absolutely love helping and encouraging others so teaching / coaching has been a blessing.
It is my goal to teach you all about the curriculum, and also teach you a little about how good choices can lead you down a path of happiness and success! With that said, we will also do several activities to enhance our social and emotional learning and knowledge to positively impact and equip ourselves with a mind to make the best possible choices. Happy learning and I look forward to working with you all.
For any questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org