BA, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University
Thomas Pineda joined the ECMS Gardena team in 2017 as the Match & Science teacher. After attending U.C. Santa Cruz for his B.A. in Psychology, he completed his Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at San Francisco State University. He previously taught 6th grade Math & Science for three years at the middle school he attended in Millbrae, CA. He joined ECS to share with students his interest in sustainability, his love of science & math, and the connections to everything around us.
Thomas also enjoys teaching photography and works with youth-mentoring programs focusing on film & digital photography. He has taught English abroad in South Korea and loves exploring new places and cultures. Growing up near San Francisco, he enjoys celebrating diversity in foods, arts, and languages.