“I still find it next to impossible to imagine just how much stamina and willpower and strength Mr. C commands; I have so much respect for him. Mr. C is a hero simply because he has given me, however unintentionally, the gift of inspiration. I can only aspire to simulate his remarkable qualities in my own life; but I shall try.”
— Doris Huang, Harvard-Bound former student, on YourTrueHero.com
Cory was given the opportunity to create and teach an innovative music program from the ground up at Pinewood School in Silicon Valley, and he loved it… except, of course, all the damn kids. He honed his teaching craft and made observations about people and learning that have influenced all he’s done since, from Doctor Noize to teaching.
In building an award-winning music program, Cory was named Arts, Communication & Technology Department Head his second year after leading faculty to successfully partner with administration for gender-equal compensation. Explore the acclaimed programs under his stewardship below — the foundation of his teaching today.
- Pinewood Singers
- Students Writing And Recording Music (SWARM)
- Courses & Curriculums
- Boys’ Soccer
- Demystifying Excellence (Assembly Speech)