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Mr. Lester started teaching in 1988, at the age of 45. Most of his teaching career has been spent teaching special day classes here in California and Israel. He started teaching typical 2nd/3rd graders for two years and one year teaching a special day class for students with Autism for LAUSD. For the next three years he worked as a special day class teacher for Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
He moved with his wife to Southern Israel where he taught a special day class for severely handicapped children from 1995 to 2000. He spent the next four years working as a job coach with adults with special needs for B.A.R.C in Bakersfield, California. He has been with Carousel for 12 years. He holds a Professional Clear Multiple Subject teaching credential and a Professional Clear Specialist Instruction credential in Special Education (severely handicapped). He received the Teacher Eddy Awards as Teacher of the Year (2015) from the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.