About Mr. EwingHello Gator Class of 2020 and welcome to your room, C-12!
I am excited to be returning to John Green Elementary following a wonderful 2018-2019 school year. I feel very blessed to have received the Dublin USD 2020 Teacher of the Year Award, and I will continue to try my best to create the classroom environment that was so kindly recognized.It was another wonderful year at the most amazing school around.
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 three children; a 14 year old boy named Connor who goes to Pleasanton Middle School,Kai, who is now 8 years old and full of spunk and life. He will be at Green as a third grader, and Delilah rounds out the family as our little 6 year old princess.She will be attending Green as a first grader.We live in Pleasanton and love helping out in our neighborhood and community.Since I was able to get on my two feet, soccer has been a big part of my life. I have coached competitive soccer forthe past 21 years. Last year I stepped away from the competitive side of coaching, and focused on coaching my daughter and son at the rec.level. It was very rewarding and I will be doing the same this upcoming season.I love to pass on my passion for living an active lifestyle and myappreciation 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 GatorGardeners in 2010 and our Green Team (recycling) in 2014. I am looking forward to having new Gators getting dirty and learning aboutplants and gardening and developing a love for growing their own food (organically!).Last year my class and Ms. Battershell's class participated in the Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit. We launched a schoolwide action project to reduce our use of single use plastic water bottles, while making the student body and parental community aware of the marine plastic pollution crisis our planet faces. It was very rewarding for all those involved.We look forward to creating another action project based on improving our local/global environment.I have a Bachelor in Science with an environmental studies focus from Humboldt State, and received my teaching
credential from there in 2007. I am a Nationally Licensed Youth Soccer coach through the NSCAA.
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 toward the success of the student; my door
is always open.