Company: San Dimas High School
Location: San Dimas, California, United States
Edward W. Wolfe, II teacher at San Dimas High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
With more than 35 years of professional experience, Mr. Wolfe was a teacher at San Dimas High School from 2001 to 2007. Prior to obtaining this role, he was a teacher at Lone Hill Middle School and Feeders from 1989 to 2001 and with Bonita High School from 1985 to 1989. He previously served as an instructor at California Polytechnic State University in 1984, a teacher with San Dimas High School from 1977 to 1985, and a teacher with Hoover Middle School from 1975 to 1977. Earlier in his career, he was a teacher at Manzano High School from 1974 to 1975 and with Grant Junior High School from 1970 to 1975.
Mr. Wolfe began his career as a student the University of New Mexico, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music Education in 1968. He continued his studies with the school, earning a Master of Arts in 1973. A MENC nationally certified music educator, he has been certified as a teacher in the states of New Mexico and California. When Mr. Wolfe was a sophomore in high school he was a talented trumpet player, and the director asked him to give some private lessons to a young man who was struggling. The director made a big deal of it and suggested he look into teaching, which is where his desire to go into academia started.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wolfe has been recognized for his contributions, including having been named to the BUSD Hall of Fame. The recipient of the Juvenile Justice Commission Award from the City of San Dimas, he has bene named a San Dimas Hero, a San Dimas Citizen of the Year, and to the California Alliance for Jazz Education Hall of Fame. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and Who’s Who in the West. He is most proud of his two hall of fame elections, one was to California Alliance for Jazz Education, and Bonita Unified School district. At one time in his career, Mr. Wolfe was doing a lot of performing; he had his own jazz trio, and now that he is retired he is running a jazz big band. He considers his performances in jazz and a chance to play with New Mexico Symphony and the Riverside Symphony as the highlights of his career.
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