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World History

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Athletic PE 9th Grade


My name is James Gray and I am starting my 17th year at Paloma Valley (34th year overall) teaching World History, U.S History, and Freshman Athletic PE (Freshman Football). I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College ('88) and Master's Degree from Stanford University ('89). I also was able to spend a year studying in Europe. Though I have retired from actively coaching on the field (after over 30 years in various sports) I remain very active in supporting our athletic programs, helping where I am able. 

I live here in Menifee with my wife where we raised our three daughters, all Paloma grads. (2016, 2018 and 2021) 

I will be using Canvas as the primary online resources where past handouts, lectures, powerpoints etc can be obtained in case of absence. It is very important that students check their Canvas class page and calendar regularly for plans, work, materials, and announcements. 

I am looking forward to this year and ask for everyones patience and commitment to getting the job done.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at Please allow 24 hours for a reply. I will do the best I can to address all concerns in a timely manner. 

Thanks and GO WILDCATS!!!