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8/17/20 1:19 PM

Matt Sekijima


Hello parents and students,

My name is Mr. Sekijima, and I have the privilege of being your 8th Grade STEAM U.S. History teacher this year!

I am originally from Seattle, Washington, but now call Southern California home (as that was required to marry my wife).

Some of my interests include spending time with my wife and daughter, baseball, judo, cooking, and playing the guitar and piano. 

Prior to teaching at Stephen White, I worked as a Team Lead on the Google Self-Driving Car project; my time spent in the corporate world is one of many experiences that have shaped the way I teach in preparing you all for the world beyond school.

Believe it or not, my job as your teacher is not to "tell you things to memorize." In fact, my job is not even to analyze history for you. My job as your teacher is to empower you with skills that you can use for the rest of your life as we study the history of the United States. I am not the center of this classroom; you are! Your participation is vital for the advancement of your own education. I encourage you to participate and take ownership of your education.

I look forward to a productive school year!



Mr. Sekijima


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Southern California (In Progress)

M.A., Teaching, University of Southern California

B.A., With Honors in Political Science, University of Washington

Google Inc., Former Team Lead (Self-Driving Car Project)

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