Richard Lawhead (Spanish)

Profile Updated: August 1, 2011
Richard Lawhead (Spanish)
Residing In: San Diego, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Diana
Current Occupation/What do you do now? Spanish Teacher. Scripps Ranch H.S.
Children/Years of birth: I have two boys, Ryan (27) and David (23). Ryan works for a local electric company and David serves More…his country as an Air Force firefighter. Both are married.
Do you have a personal website? View Website
Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you a native San Diegan?

No, born in Fresno, CA and raised in Stockton until transfering to SDSU as a junior in 1975.

Where did you earn your credentials and in which subjects?

San Diego State University: Spanish major, Italian minor. Secondary Single-subject credential in Spanish with a subsumption in Intro. English.

Were you a graduate of Crawford? If so, what year? (and did you use a different name than we have here?)

No.

Did any of your family members attend Crawford? If so, who and when?

No.

Grandkids/Great-grandkids/Years of birth:

None yet!

What else would you like us to know about you?

I have deeply fond memories of my time at Crawford High School and still maintain friendships with faculty and students from the time I was there, especially through Facebook.
I left because of a fundamental disagreement with the idea of splitting it into four different schools on the same campus and hiring four new principals. For many years I wondered if I had made the right decision.
I'm still enjoying teaching and have no plans to retire early. I continue to hike and play my guitar.

Favorite CHS Memory:

I really felt that I had changed some young lives at Crawford and that my efforts to teach and relate to students was very appreciated.
I also remember the great times that I had with DayHikers! Spanish may have been my subject but introducing students to the outdoors through monthly hikes was my passion!
I am also proud to have been selected site Teacher of the Year in 2001-2002.

What did you teach/sponsor at CHS and what years?

I taught all levels of Spanish. In the last year there I taught Spanish for Native Speakers and had so much fun with an incredibly warm and personable group of young people. I also remember how close the AP class and I became, so much so that I invited them to my house and cooked them dinner.
Working with the incredible bunch of students on the school newspaper, The Pacer, was also a highlight of my years.
DayHikers, as mentioned earlier was a tremendously rewarding experience.
In my 13 years there I also did the following: Pacer/Journalism teacher, ESL teacher, ESL coordinator, WL Dept. Chairperson, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Ham Radio Club.

Which CHS teachers/faculty do you keep in contact with?

Cindy and Scott Page. Rubyat Kibria. Many others through Facebook.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM
More hair, more beard. 1999
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My two favorite girls!
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Pauline and Dan (Class of 94) took me out to lunch in 2010.
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Spanish Club in the 90's on the beach in Rosarito, BC.
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Caricature of me that appeared in The Pacer.