Chauncey Veatch became a teacher in 1995, at the end of his active duty service in the United States Army. Veatch has taught seventh- and eighth-grade science, mathematics, reading, writing, social studies, physical education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and ESL for adults. In 1999, Veatch began teaching high school, where he requests that students with learning disabilities, special education students, pregnant teens, students involved with gangs or drugs, and non-English speakers be placed in his classes. Currently, Veatch teaches at Coachella Valley High School and the Riverside County Reading First and Early Reading First programs. Veatch was recently named International Ambassador for Education by La Prensa Hispana. He is active in the Troops to Teachers program, the PTA's national outreach campaign to Hispanic parents, and in NASA's elementary school science outreach program to African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American students. Veatch also served on the Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness, and U.S. Surgeon General Koop's Council on Drunk and Drugged Driving. Veatch earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, and his teaching credential from Chapman University.
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