My name is John Dungan and I have lived in San Diego County for most of my life. I went to Santana High School in Santee and graduated with honors and a passion for Math and Music. I continue my education at SDSU where I received a Bachelors of Arts in Math with a minor in Philosophy. I received my teaching credential at SDSU as well, and began my teaching career in Lakeside as a long term substitute at Lakeside Middle School and Tierra Del Sol. In 2013 I got my first full-time teaching position at Lakeside Middle School and have been working here ever since.My love for Music has always been a big part of my life. I started playing instruments with the piano when I was 3 years old. I played Concert Bass for my school orchestra during elementary school, and have been playing guitar since I was 13. I also play the bass guitar, mandolin, and ukulele; pretty much any string instrument! I work with the after school guitar program here at Lakeside Middle School sharing this passion with those who want to learn how to play. Learning how to play the guitar and starting a band was one of the most fun and exciting things I have done in my life, and giving this opportunity to students is a very rewarding experience to me.In my brief career as a teacher I have grown so much and have a lot to learn still, but I have found that this is the most rewarding job I could have. Seeing students have their "light bulb" moments always gets me to smile and I love to share in their success. I hope that I can spend my entire career working here at Lakeside Middle School, as I do call this place "home".