Born in Hawaii, Casey Dyson first whetted his appetite for teaching while obtaining a B.A. in Sociology with a Spanish minor at the University of San Diego. During his four years at USD, Mr. Dyson traveled to Ghana, Africa to teach Third Grade English, Math, and Science for a summer before working the following year as a volunteer teacher in a Juvenile Hall. Upon graduating Cum Laude, Mr. Dyson spent a year teaching English in South Korea. After another summer of teaching, this time in Chengdu, China, he began studies that culminated in obtaining an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University. Work as a substitute teacher in the Bay Area led him to Hilldale, where he teaches Third Grade and supplements his teaching with activities that include surfing, playing basketball, writing, and playing duplicate bridge.