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I always wanted to be a teacher. Starting in 1962 and for the next 35 years I was Mr. Maya, public school teacher, and proud of it! Twenty-two of those years were spent teaching in Gilroy, mostly at Gilroy High School where I taught Drama from 1976-1994. I also directed and acted in several productions for the Gilroy Community Theatre and for South Valley Civic Theatre. Those memories are precious. Relationships with my students and fellow actors are still intact after all GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2017 97