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Congratulations Mr. Westerberg!

This Jonathan’s eighteenth year here at Mira Costa. He teaches Freshman and Junior Honors English and is the co-chair of the English Department. Jonathan has Bachelor degrees in both Literature and Dramatic Arts from UCSB and a Masters degree in American Studies from Pepperdine. Both at Costa and throughout the greater Los Angeles area, Jonathan has directed, produced, and designed dozens of productions for the theatre and is the former co-producing artistic director of Circle X Theatre Co. 

Jonathan runs a collaborative classroom and incorporates multitudes of methods to dig deeply into course content and its application to students’ lives. His objectives as a teacher are to make students better readers, writers, thinkers and speakers; while working towards these objectives, he also hopes to make them better people--young men and women who are more compassionate and interested in the ideas, perspectives, and experiences of others.