MR. LOREN KLEINROCK
I went to UCLA for both my undergrad and teaching credential. I got hired on at MHS in February ‘73 as a long-term sub to teach U.S. History. After that semester, whomever it was I was subbing for was going to return, and it looked as if my stay was over. However, the school got some federal money for a remedial reading program and I was rehired for the ‘73-‘74 school year to teach in that program. I was then rehired for the ‘74-‘75 year to teach social studies. I think I was teaching World History. I also taught a Current American Problems course. During my stay I coached two years of freshman football and two years of baseball, one Frosh and one J.V. team. In the summer of ‘75, Dave Brown (’59 grad-faculty), had just been hired as an Assistant Principal at San Marino High. They needed a World History teacher and Frosh football and baseball coach. I rolled the dice and took a long-term sub job for the ‘75-‘76 year. That person didn't come back, so one year led to the next and now I am the Superintendent of San Marino Unified. It’s funny how things work out. Every now and then Dave (Brown) comes by on one of his WASC trips. I went to lunch with him a few weeks back. If he hadn't made that phone call, I might still be at MHS. The only other mildly interesting thing is that while I was at MHS, my brother-in-law, Barry Nisen, taught math and coached water polo. On a more personal note, I’ve been married to Sandy going on 39 years, the same woman I was married to back then. We have 2 sons. One lives with his family up north; he has two children. He is a program manager for a Japanese anime company. The other is a landscape architect and is a project manager at the Huntington Gardens and lives in Alta Dena. I used to play some guitar, but now my only hobby is getting to the gym.