I am Eric de Quiroz, or Mr. D. as the students call me. I’ve been teaching for 24 years, all at Van Ness. If you include the 7 years I spent here as a student, I have been at Van Ness for over 30 years. It is still the wonderful, nurturing place that I remembered growing up with lots of caring people. I have never taught any place else and would never want to go anywhere else.
Van Ness is a special place indeed and it is exciting to see it continue to grow and evolve into the community school we all hope it to be. The most important things to me are my faith, my family, my friends, and my students. I enjoy playing golf, traveling to new places, and trying new restaurants. I graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics. Go Bruins!