MR. LARRY LAWRENCE
Larry graduated MHS in 1954, in the first MHS graduating class. He attended Occidental College for his B.A. and Columbia University's Teachers College where he received his M.A. At the urging of Mr. Dave Reiss (MHS faculty), Larry returned to MHS and taught Advanced Math from 1959 to 1966. He was lured away to enter a doctoral program at UCLA and to teach at the Laboratory Elementary School. He received his doctorate in 1975. He was Director of Curriculum for the Turlock School District. In 1976, he married a 1970 Inglewood High grad. He left Turlock for Antioch but then came back to southern California, where he was Principal of an elementary school in Upland. In 1982, he returned to the Lab School at UCLA where he stayed until 1990. After being a stay-at-home dad for 3 years, Larry took a position with a software company in San Diego where his son Kevin, now attends San Diego State University. He did not stay away too long from the academic world. He continues to act as a math education consultant and this past year did another stint at, you guessed it, UCLA, although he now lives in Carlsbad, California in San Diego County. Mr. Lawrence attended the Mane Event held in July 2008.