Coach Tom received his B.A in 1998 from UCSD. After several years working in nonprofit arts education for Playwrights Project teaching playwriting and acting at all grade levels, he returned to school in 2003 to achieve his Masters in Education and to secure a Secondary teaching credential.
Since 2007 Tom has worked for Aveson Charter Schools, both as a classroom teacher and as a Coordinator. His roles as Activities Coordinator and Global Studies Coordinator afforded him opportunities to design and implement travel experiences for students and staff and foster community involvement.
Coach Tom has also served as the Electives Coordinator for 6 years, and has offered courses to students such as Film Making, Film Analysis, Journalism, Playwriting, Acting, Global Studies, History, and multiple sports.