Robert Gibbs

    Robert Gibbs

    Social Studies / Athletics Director

    (since 1979)


    Extension: 210

    BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, CA

    COLLEGE DEGREE: M.A.(in progress), Cal. State Los Angeles; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; A.A., Pasadena City College

    CLASSES TAUGHT: U.S. History, History of Western Civilization, World Cultures, Modern World History (A.P.)

    EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS: Huntington Library, Getty Center, Getty Villa, Norton Simon Museum

    I AM IN CHARGE OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES: Volleyball Club Activities, volleyball tournaments and games


    ATHLETIC COACH OF: Girls’ and boys’ volleyball

    I LIKE TEACHING AT SOUTHWESTERN BECAUSE: I like the small class size where a teacher can get to know his students and really “teach” them. I also like meeting and getting know students from many different countries and cultures.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Talent is not in short supply, discipline is.”

    MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: I believe that with guidance and motivation of caring teachers all students can overcome their handicaps and learn what is needed for success in life.