Mr. Winston is a Los Angeles native and graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Double Major of History and Latin American & Iberian Studies. In addition, he holds the following degrees and professional certifications:
- Master of Arts in Education and a Social Studies Credential (Secondary School Instruction) - University of Phoenix.
- Education Specialist (Mild to Moderate Disabilities) and Multiple Subject Credential - Loyola Marymount University.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Social Studies Research Fellow
- Clear Credential (Multiple Subject, Single Subject/Social Studies, & Education Specialist) - LAUSD
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Authorization Credential - LAUSD
- Administrative Services Credential - CCTC/LAUSD