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Russ Osmonson, M.A.
Dean of Students
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
College Degrees: M.A. Education Administration, National University; B.A. Communications, Cal. State Fullerton
Classes taught: English I, II, III, World Literature
Educational field trips: Huntington Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, and Museum of Tolerance.
I am in charge of the following school events/activities: Rotary, Curriculum, SEVIS, School Discipline, Standardized Testing, UC Submissions, Faculty Evaluations, WASC oversight, ELC, Staffing.
Interests other than teaching: Spending time with family, Travel, Literature, Music, Yoga, Swim, and Rotary
I like teaching at Southwestern because: The small class sizes, autonomy, and creative self-governing. The international make-up (diversity) of the student body. The lack of red-tape involved with getting projects going. The freedom to try new things.
Favorite quote: ďItís what you choose to do when no one is watching that defines who you are.Ē
My teaching philosophy: Talk to your students and look them in the eye. Be honest about what they need to know, and about what you donít know. Find the answers together.