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Hello. My Name is Stephen Doty and this is my 12th year teaching at Charter. Sometimes I am called Doty or Mr. D. I have taught in class settings (Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies) and as an I.S. teacher. I have been married 43 years; my wife’s name is Marcia. We have a son - Todd - and Daughter - Linda - along with 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
I have not always been a teacher. My first year in the classroom was in Half Moon Bay, CA, in 1998. Prior to that, I worked for several large corporations and organizations in the Bay Area. My wife and I relocated to Auburn, CA, in June, 2006.
My career in private business has very much shaped my views on education. I believe that the school experience (K-12th) can shape habits and skills for success far beyond the classroom because it is about more than just academics. Being on time, prepared, focused on what needs to be done, self-discipline are life-time skills and attitudes that can bring success in whatever career field students choose. And the ability to learn quickly, work with others, and adapt to constant change are necessary in this fast changing world.
I believe that every student can learn, can improve if they choose to.