Mr. Kawai's Bio

I am a LA born native, raised in Santa Monica, CA. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2000 with a degree in Sociology. After graduation, I worked for the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA. After a few years with the YMCA, I decided to enter the field of education.


I started as a TA at an elementary school for a 4th/5th-grade special education class. Eventually, I moved back to LA, completed the LAUSD intern program, and received my special education teaching credential in 2008.


Before joining Hawkins High School, I taught and coached girls varsity basketball at Fremont High School for 5 years. Now, I am the English Inclusion teacher and the boys varsity basketball coach.