A resident of Pasadena since 1999, Michael grew up in La Crescenta and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration. He served on the board of BCR A Place to Grow for over 25 years, including stints as Chairperson and Treasurer. BCR provides services for the developmentally disabled. He recently retired from a career in commercial banking.
Dr. Stephen J. Thornton has been involved in academia in various positions and capacities his whole life. He began his career in teaching in Australia. He was the Professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and since retired. He was also previously the Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Education at the Teachers College, Columbia University and University of Delaware respectively. He has also extensively published books and articles on social studies.
We are excited to have them both on our Board and believe their background and expertise in their fields will bring a great perspective to our organization.
Brad Hanson, President