Brad Dolan

 

2003 Outstanding Teacher of America

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Brad Dolin

Azusa High School; Azusa, CA

Brad Dolin teaches Math, Geometry, and SAT Preparation classes, as well as being a teacher in the AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) and MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) programs.  He has been teaching since 1964 and has been at Azusa High School for 13 years.  Before coming to Azusa, he taught at the local Jr. High and spent 3-4 years teaching at an elementary school.

Mr. Dolin has a degree in Psychology and is a graduate of UCLA.  He continues his education with AP Training, AVID training, and SB395 CLAD training.  While not
officially on school committees, he acts as an advisor to many.  He was on the Textbook Selection Committee for the school and for the district and is also on the Committee for Curriculum Alignment for Geometry. 
Mr. Dolin created a math class just for “at-risk” students and an SAT Preparation class that he began at his own expense.  Since then, the school’s average SAT scores have increased 100-150 points. 

Mr. Dolin works 12-13 hour days at the school and goes to students’ homes and workplaces, if necessary, to help them.  He firmly believes that every child who wants to go to college should have the opportunity to do so.