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Jauhn Brasseur is a Science and Technology enthusiast teaching Computer Programming, Robotic and Palenontology (dinosaur fossil) classes. After a 32 year career in cutting edge high tech computer hardware and software development at Intel, it seems a natural next step to share these learnings with the next generation of budding engineers and scientists. Along with having degrees in both Engineering and Geology, Jauhn has worked as a builder and has other passions including dinosaurs, soccer, music, raising kids, and exploration. Jauhn is also an avid history and archeology buff.
Teaching has been a part of Jauhn’s life for many years, beginning with job training in industry, teaching in church, talks to college groups and local clubs and leading Geology and Paleontology field trips. He also leads dinosaur fossil expeditions each summer providing intensive hands-on training for crew members, teenage through adult.
Rob Casteel serves as the Athletic Director and as a Math and PE Teacher. He taught for 34 years in the Beaverton School District, the last five years he was the AD at Westview High School. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Linfield College and a Masters in Teaching (mathematics) from Portland State University.
Mark Porter has been a teacher at Westside since the first graduating class of 1984. He currently teaches Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP-Calculus. During the last 30 years he has also taught Photography, Algebra II, and when we had a junior high he taught Bible, English and Speech. A little known fact is that he also was principal, (for a day). Other teaching experience includes teaching adult night classes for Math Learning Center for 15 years.
EDUCATION: BA from Whitworth University, MEd. from George Fox University.
Chris will be teaching Algebra 2, Statistics and Physics and has done so for the past 11 years. Though not born here, as an infant Chris moved with his parents to the beautiful state of Oregon and has remained an Oregonian ever since. He graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Mathematics and later obtained his Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to 2000, Chris both served in Pastoral ministry and managed a radio station for a number of years. Since 2000, Chris has had the opportunity to work in education, which he considers to be the passionate vocation of his life. He is thrilled to teach young people the wonders of Science and Mathematics which he regards as irrefutable evidence of our Lord’s incredible design.
Chris and his wife Melinda have four children: Peter, Andrew, Jeffrey and Lydia. Together, they have had the immense privilege to live overseas for a number of years but have now returned to Oregon. They enjoy family time spent in playing games, exploring the outdoors, and just plain hanging out together.