Between the beach and the classroom: Mr. Painter

Between the beach and the classroom: Mr. Painter

Ivy Schneider

Staff Writer 

Displaying versatility across the board, Mr. Robert Painter has introduced himself to the Milken community teaching a variety of courses: 11th grade Integrated American Studies, 10th grade Modern World Jewish history, and Model U.N.

As a teacher Painter feels it is important to stay organized and empathetic, qualities that will give students, as well as himself, a better experience throughout the year.

Although Painter was born in Columbus, Ohio, he would not exactly call himself a local or a native. When he was only 8 months old, he moved to San Francisco in Northern California. After graduating high school, he decided to stay in the bay area to attend college at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Painter teaches 11th grade Integrated American Studies, 10th grade Modern World Jewish history, and Model U.N.

Painter had always planned to go to law school, however after taking a year off after graduating college, he was drawn to education eventually finding himself at San Francisco State University where he later received his teaching credential.

Prior to Milken, Painter spent 11 years teaching at the Archer School for Girls, a place that truly changed his perspective on teaching, making him an even better educator. Although the change to educating boys again may seem difficult, Painter has had an easy time adjusting even enjoying the foolish and silly things boys tend to do in class.

When Painter is not at school, he enjoys catching waves at the beach, where he loves to surf and spend time relaxing in the ocean.

Painter is excited to get to know the Milken community this year, hoping he can build bonds with students, teachers, and administrators.