Mr. Jesse Castellano/Instructor
Early Morning, Monument Valley
I was born and raised in Arizona and have lived here all of my life. I have been involved in art for most of that time and it is hard for me to imagine teaching anything else. I wanted to teach art since my high school days and photography is my favorite subject to teach.
In 1978 I did my student teaching at Mesa High School under the supervision of Dr. William McCarl, a former teacher of Mesa High. The following year I was hired to take over the duties of teaching photography. I have been at Mesa High School ever since and feel very fortunate to be a member of this great faculty.
Casa Grande Union High School, 1974
Central Arizona College, A. A., 1976
Arizona State University, B.A. Art Education., 1979
Northern Arizona University, M.A. Educational Leadership, 1993
Mesa High School Photography Instructor since 1979