Mr. Zanone is a native Californian who was born and raised in San Bernardino. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While there, he was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and worked as an automotive technician at a major auto repair facility. Just prior to graduation, Mr. Zanone took a position as a Machine Parts Buyer for Northrop Aircraft. After graduating, he worked 11 years in the commercial roofing industry as a CAD Designer and Estimating Department Supervisor at GAF Corporation. In 2002, he began a 7 year stint as a Project Manager and CAD Designer for a Southern California residential framing company.
In the Summer of 2010, Mr. Zanone took several weeks of intensive teacher training for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) – a specialized program that is geared toward raising interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) for high school students. He began his ROP teaching career that Fall and continues to enjoy passing his extensive knowledge on to the future engineers of Orange County.
Mr. Zanone’s personal interests include American muscle cars, computers and spending time enjoying the great outdoors of our local mountains and beaches.
Kari Kooker Mathematics Courses Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 714-626-4364 Ms. Kooker was born in Fullerton, California but moved north at a young age and grew up in Ventura County. She came back to Orange County for college and graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Economics from Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) in 2006. She then contined her education at CSUF to complete her secondary teaching credential in 2007.
Throughout college, Ms. Kooker worked as a youth minister at her church which was where she solidified her goal to work with teenagers. Teaching high school seemed to be the perfect blend of her love for mathematics and her passion for guiding teenagers to reach their goals. Through teaching, Ms. Kooker rediscovered her love of statistics and data analysis. She encourages students to ask the question, “When are we ever going to use this?” Personally, Ms. Kooker enjoys spending time with her family, days at the beach, biking, snowboarding, and playing with her dog Pebbles.
Mr. Adams graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He initially worked as a Design Engineer on the Pilot Controls for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, then switched to supporting Aircraft Interiors for the Airbus A380, then finally worked as the Project Engineer for a Lockheed Martin UAV. After his years of experience working as an Engineer, he felt a calling towards teaching; he left the field and pursued a teaching credential at Cal State Fullerton.
With his background, Mr. Adams thought teaching only Physics would be applicable. He then found the EPIC program at Sunny Hills and saw how he could incorporate his work experience into the classroom. He currently teaches Fundamentals of Engineering and CP Physics. He found the job satisfaction that he had been looking for! His personal interests include playing beach volleyball, bouldering, and yoga. He is a world traveler; his recent travels including Japan, Brazil (for the World Cup), Central America, and Tanzania.