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Paul Vega



Vega Paul

Paul Vega


Position:  Theater Arts Director/Teacher

Courses Taught: Theatre Arts & Video Production 


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  • High School - Newark Memorial High School, Newark, CA
  • College - University of California, Santa Cruz - B.A. Theater Arts
  • Credentials - Chapman University - M.Ed: Curriculum and Instruction

Background: I was born and raised in the Bay Area. While in high school, I developed a passion for the performing arts that served as my career for many years. I began working as a professional performer and theatre artist at 16 at Great America and continued work with Paramount Communications, Bill Graham Presents, and finally to LucasFilm, where I worked on over 20 feature films as an editor. Between film projects, I would often speak to high school and college students about the education needed to prepare for these careers and found a new passion for education. I left the film industry in 2004 to begin a second career as a teacher and have never been happier!


Teaching/Educational Philosophy: Teachers guide students, helping them discover their potential as they navigate the many challenges they face as they go through school. They coach, mentor, and provide whatever support is necessary to help every student achieve to their highest ability. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, for both students and teachers. The process of lifelong learning and critical thinking keeps us all young (at least in spirit)!


Personal Notes:   

"Technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities that yields us the results that make our hearts sing." - Steve Jobs


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein


​"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso


"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children." - Walt Disney


"Theatre is life. Film is art. Television is furniture."