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Jul 19, 2018 07:29AM ● By Teri Norbye


By Teri Norbye

Meet Andrew Nolan, who lives in Pleasant Hill with his wife and two kids, John and Rory. He has worked at College Park High School for 19 years as an English teacher. “I started here in 1999 and was 23 years old, so I was way closer to the ages of the kids than I was to the parents.”


Why did you become a teacher? When I got out of college, I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. I started substitute teaching and really liked it.


Fun facts about Andrew:

1. My favorite childhood food was macaroni and cheese in the blue box. My kids eat it now, and I eat whatever is left over.

2. I went to UC Davis and ended up being a history major with an English minor.

3. My favorite part of college was working on the daily school newspaper for two and a half years.

4. My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. My son’s middle name is Atticus, which is based on a character in the book. The book influenced me enough that I wanted to make sure it had some part in my family legacy.




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