Mr. Wells' Room 6 students interviewed Louis Johnangelo Panizzon, 58, for the CyberFair 2000 project. Mr. Panizzon was born on June 21, 1941 at Cottage Hospital and raised in Carpinteria.
He was 29 years old when he began teaching. He taught, coached and was a vice principal at Carpinteria High School for many years. He said the hardest part of being a vice principal was dealing with kids when they didn't do the right things.
Mr. Panizzon is currently raising money for the high school's new football stadium. He said raising money is interesting, positive and people give money because they believe in what he is doing on behalf of the school district. He said he likes being a community leader because it is very satisfying to work with people.
Mr. Panizzon said he decided to coach because he loves to coach, teach and it is very exciting. His favorite part of coaching is seeing kids get better every day. His favorite sport to coach was football. He got into coaching after attending college at U.C. Santa Barbara, became a teacher at Carpinteria High School and then began coaching the Warriors at the Junior Varsity level, eventually coach Varsity for 15 years. His teams won 9 Tri-Valley league titles and 4 C.I.F. Championships.
This page was written by Mr. Wells' class.
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