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About Me

My name is Scott Shepherd and this is my first year teaching at Urban Discovery Academy.  I have been teaching in and out of the classroom with kindergarten through 12th grade students for the past 10 years.  I am passionate about playing, learning, serving, and sharing in the outdoors and am excited about empowering students to do the same. 
This year in PE, I hope that students have the opportunity to improve their physical fitness through engagement in exercise, teamwork, communication, and play.  Through this work, I hope to empower students to explore our local environments across San Diego and discover why it's fun to play outside. 
When not teaching at Urban Discovery I like to spend time with my two children Finn and Charlie (aged 5 and 2 respectively).  I love to travel and have spent much of my life globe-trotting to surf and explore from Europe to French Polynesia.  I love to learn and explore new environments through human powered pursuits such as running, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, surfing, and diving.  I look forward to getting to know my students and their families over the course of this year and am excited to be a part of the Urban Discovery community.  
Feel free to reach out with questions about PE or opportunities to volunteer and support our work at UDA.  Thanks for your passion, excitement, and participation!