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Mr. Trace Takemoto


My name is Trace Tadahiro Takemoto. I am originally from Honolulu, HI, but currently live in San Jose with my wife, and daughter.  I received my B.A. at the University of Hawai'i, my M.A. at University of California, Santa Barbara, and my teaching credential from San Jose State University.  I have taught English in Japan at three elementary schools and a middle school, beginning and intermediate Japanese at UCSB, and Kindergarten and 3rd Grade at Nimitz, Sedgwick, and Eisenhower Elementary in the Cupertino School District.  Before teaching in Cupertino, I was an administrator in Stanford University's Undergraduate Admission office for seven years. This is my 9th year of teaching in the CUSD.

Outside of school, I like to paddleboard, practice guitar, play chess, read, and cook.  I also like to do volunteer work on the weekends through One Brick.