Mr. Potts is a two time Fulbright Fellow studying in both Vietnam and India, a Stanford University Hollyhock Fellow, a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholar, a recipient of a Peter Lincoln Spencer Fellowship, and recipient of multiple grants to fund various classroom projects and professional development opportunities.
He holds a B.S., Environmental Science from UC Riverside, a MBA in Global Business from the University of Redlands, and a M.A., Education from Claremont Graduate University. Currently, he is a Senior Hollyhock Fellow at Stanford University in addition to a former fellow in the Hollyhock program at Stanford. In addition, he completed marine biology research in the Turks & Caicos Islands through Boston University.
Passionate about education and its possibilities, Mr. Potts provides a real world approach to teaching and unique methods to engage and motivate students. He coordinates a classroom in which students can ask questions, think critically about their environment and community, learn from each other, and gain a greater understanding of the world around them through the lens of trans-disciplinary curriculum instruction. His varied background in education, operations, training, distribution, environmental services, and mortgage provide the perfect foundation for teaching.
Hobbies and Interests
Growing up in New Orleans, Mr. Potts obtained a very interesting and unique perspective of life and the world. He never thought it was odd that the ships and river were always above him until he got to Southern California and the land of dry rivers. Mr. Potts enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, gardening, photography, reading just about any type of publication, and spending time on the beach and watching the LA Galaxy.