Phone: 916-294-2400 #415260
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English (1985) M.A. English (1993) Secondary Teaching Credential (1998)
Mr. Fynn Carroll
The Unofficial Biography of Mr. Fynn Carroll
Who is this Mr. Carroll?
In the post-disco world of 1981, young Fynn Carroll graduated from Hiram Johnson High School and set off for CSUS (Sac State), where four years later he emerged with a B.A. in English and plan to write for television. That plan fell apart, so he shoved his scripts into a box (where they remain to this day) and set out to make his mark in the corporate world. That plan fell apart, and he ended up working in the exciting and fast-paced world of art conservation (which he really enjoyed, but the pay was horrible). Two years later he was back at Sac State pursuing a Master's Degree in English, which he completed in 1993.
1994 found Mr. Carroll teaching as an adjunct faculty member at American River College, where he taught every level of writing for the next 13 years (1994-2007). After the birth of his first child, he made the bold decision to get a teaching credential and teach high school, which he recieved from CSU San Francisco in 1998. These years (1997-1998) are a bit hazy for Mr. Carroll as he was simultaneously teaching college in the mornings, evenings and week-ends, while taking credential courses in the day time and student teaching at Laguna Creek High School. At some point in time during 1997, his son was born, but he's not quite sure.
In 1998, Mr. Carroll was hired to teach 9th grade at Folsom High School during the exciting transition from the old Riley campus to the new Prairie City campus. In 1999, his last child was born, and he took over the AP English 12 program (now that was a hectic year). He has continued to teach that class for the last 22 years and has seen hundreds of Folsom High School graduates go off to the finest schools in the world.
Mr. Carroll enjoys playing guitar, fishing, and spending time with his family.
PS. Somewhere out there, a photo exists of Mr. Carroll with long hair. Can you find it?