Curtis A. "Drew" Spiller (website) believes that understanding the past is the key to understanding and shaping the future. To that end, he has always been very interested in the social sciences. This interest took him from San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, CA (just outside of San Diego) to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. At Cornell, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in History, focusing in particular on modern US history and East Asian history. In examining the cultural history each of these highly influential places, he came to better understand how modern events are tied to historical trends and occurrences.
Mr. Spiller believes that educating young people about history and government are more vitally important now than ever, as modern technology has made the world a much more connected place. With transportation and communications advancing as they have, it's easier than ever to visit or communicate with individuals from every corner of the planet. He believes that people should do everything they can to inform themselves about the world around them and become more knowledgeable global citizens.
Andrew Primes (website) went to UCSD and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Math: Secondary Education and minored in Marine Sciences. Mr. Primes is currently pursuing his teaching credentials at CSUSM. Mr. Primes earned the rank of Eagle Scout and works over summers at the Boy Scout Summer Camp, Camp Fiesta Island where he is the
Program Director. He enjoys almost any activity to do with the water, is a certified lifeguard, and SCUBA certified.
Mr. Primes has ADHD and has struggled with it for most of his life. He therefore has had to develop techniques to deal with the way society is structured and to adapt to the way his mind functions to be able to use it to his advantage. He therefore has a certain degree of knowledge of how it feels to have a disadvantage.