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Mr. Basulto

Get To Know Mr. Basulto

Mr. Basulto teaches Physics of the Universe. He is a football coach and an Assistant Athletic Director, and he is also part of the School Counseling Advisory Council Committee. He has taught at Pioneer Valley High School and at Orcutt Junior High School in the past. He went to UC Santa Barbara. His original major was Sociology.

Mr. Basulto’s plans were not always to be a teacher. He said, “I wanted to work in the field of athletics.” He enjoys doing many things. He said, “I love to travel, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching and playing sports, outdoor activities, and physical fitness.” Mr. Basulto has some favorite things. He said, “My favorite movie is Remember the Titans. My favorite music genre is reggaetón. My favorite food is pizza. My favorite sport is football.”

He would be a pineapple if he were a fruit. He said, “I would be a pineapple because they are tropical, versatile, and pair well with Tajin.”

He does a lot to stay active. He said, “I weight lift when I go to the gym. I also go running and hiking to stay active, as well as play sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.” He is passionate about things. He said, “I am most passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others succeed.” When asked what his family is like, he said, “I am blessed to have my parents, my brother, and my sister. My family is unified and supportive of one another.” He is loving his time here at SMHS. He said, “my colleagues, students, and student athletes are amazing.” He says his communication skills with students is good. He said, “I enjoy talking to my students, relating to them, and learning more about them.”

Mr. Basulto has traveled to several places. He said, “I have been to many places such as the amazing cities of Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. I have also traveled to Europe, more specifically to London in England, Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Rome and Florence in Italy, and Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. I have also been to South America when I went to Medellin and Cartagena in Colombia. Lastly, I have visited cities all over the United States, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Washington DC, and New York. I plan to travel to Miami over winter break.”

He has a tip for students who are planning to go to college. He said, “Get involved as much as you can so you can learn about what you like and dislike. This will help you create a plan for what you will study in college and pursue a career in after college.” He has a piece of life advice too, “Travel. Make memories and challenge yourself to learn about the different areas and cultures in the world we live in. It will allow you get out of your comfort zone and engage with different people and new adventures from different parts of the world. There is truly nothing like it.”

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