My name is Mr. Muniz, and I am a 10th year Social Studies teacher at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. I am originally from New York City (born in Harlem, raised in The Bronx), however I have lived in many places all over the United States. I previously taught US and World History to middle school students in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and now I am devoting my time and energy to serving the community of Oakland.
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I spent a number of years working outside of education, but was eventually drawn to teaching because it is the “family business” (Both my parents are instructors and school administrators). Despite growing up in an “at-risk” neighborhood, I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed many advantages in life. Working in education provides me an opportunity to honor the people that supported me, and allows me a chance to make my community proud. There are certain debts that cannot be paid by writing a check. They require your time, your passion, and devotion. My life as a teacher is an attempt to pay those debts.
I studied Political Science and English at Syracuse University as well as Florida Atlantic University. When I’m not busy reading, writing, or grading papers I busy myself with making a dent in my netflix queue (mostly history and nature documentaries). I also am a passionate fan of the NY Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Syracuse Orange.