Brian Houghton

English/History Department Head

Brian Houghton educates students in English and History. Brian Houghton moved to California from Brooklyn, New York in November, 2012. In New York, Brian studied at New York University and Southampton College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English.. At Southampton College Brian had the good fortune to study with literary luminaries Roger Rosenblatt, Billy Collins, Brian O’Doherty, Jules Feiffer and Frank McCourt.

After receiving his degree Brian began a 7 year career in Social Services working primarily with the homeless population in New York City. Brian worked to provide homeless individuals with treatment programs, employment training and housing. Brian was interviewed by several New York City television and radio stations, the New York Daily News, New York Post and was featured in a profile in the Sunday New York Times for his work with the homeless.

After a rewarding career in Social Services, Brian sought new opportunities in education in order to combine his interest in social welfare with his love of education, literature and history. Brian was able to obtain this by beginning a career in teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows and the Master of Science Teaching Program at Pace University. Brian served as a Middle School and High School teacher in New York City public schools for 5 years.

Brian and his wife decided to move to California so his wife could pursue a PHD in Psychology at the University of La Verne and Brian could pursue new opportunities in teaching in a climate that never required an umbrella or waking up an hour before class to shovel snow. Brian and his wife were also extremely proud to bring into the world their own California edition with their son, Arman Stefano Houghton, on October 5th, 2014.

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