About Mr. Ewing
Hello Gator Class of 2013.
I am excited to be returning to John Green Elementary in a full-time capacity. For the past two
years, I have been fortunate enough to job share with Lauren McGovern, who will be moving on
as principal of Dublin Elementary. It was a fantastic way to be welcomed in to this wonderful school.
I can’t wait to meet all of you and learn about/from each and every one of you. I want to give you
all a little background about who I am. I grew up in Connecticut and moved to California in 1999. My
wife and I currently have two children, 7 and 1&1/2, and are expecting another gem in January. We
live in Pleasanton and have a lovable, large chocolate Labrador, named Gomer, who shares our
home with us. Since I began walking, soccer has been a big part of my life, and I have coached for
the past 16 years. Currently I am a coach for the Bishop O’Dowd’s men team and Ballistic United
Club out of Pleasanton. I love to pass on my passion for living an active lifestyle and my
appreciation for the outdoors. Some other enjoyments of mine are; snowboarding, backpacking,
reading/learning, and spending time outside with my family. Also I helped found our Green Gator
Gardeners in 2010 and I am looking forward to having new Gators getting dirty and learning about
plants and gardening and developing a love for growing their own food (organically!).
I have a B.S. with an environmental studies focus from Humboldt State, and received my teaching
credential from there in 2007.
Mission For The Class
In the classroom, on the playground, and in the community, I have high expectations for our
students. I look for best effort, a positive attitude, being an active member of our learning community,
and personal responsibility for learning. I want our students to be enthusiastic, confident, inquisitive,
and independent learners. Parent-student-teacher collaboration is also very important to us; my door
is always open.