JAMES EVANS, ENGLISH CHAIR
(818) 783-1610 ext. 574
Favorite thing about Buckley:
I love that this is a K-12 school, which fosters a real sense of community. When my daughter was in kindergarten, seniors I taught visited her class in advisory, so she and her friends had a sense of what high schoolers are like. It’s wonderful to see Upper and Lower School students interact. As I’ve become more involved in the school, I’ve also really loved seeing the breadth of educational opportunities we can offer to all ages because of the commitment of faculty and staff and an ideology that supports personal growth for everyone.
BA in English Literature, University of Sussex
I was born in Chester, England, and spent several years moving between small market towns on the border between England and Wales. I’ve never really been able to identify with the concept of a hometown but feel most comfortable in Los Angeles in the USA and in Brighton and Oxford in the UK.
I read, play guitar, follow the rubbish English soccer team Aston Villa as well as USC athletics, and spend time with wife and my daughter who is in third grade at Buckley.
I love the mythology of dragons. Only two countries have prominent dragons on their flags: Wales, where my parents now live, and Bhutan. My Art History students seem to think that the Bhutanese dragon is better, but they are mistaken.