After five years at Diamond Bar High School, forensics teacher Leonard Romero will not be returning this fall.
Instead, he will be teaching the forensic science course, which is a part of the Administration of Justice curriculum, at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar.
“I felt I was ready to move to the next step, so when that opportunity came up…I decided I would go ahead and take it as a professional challenge,” Romero said.
During his time at DBHS, Romero taught ROP environmental science for two years and forensics for three years. This school year, he served as an adviser for the Technology Student Association club.
Romero said that he enjoyed interacting with his students in his forensics class, especially when they asked him about the cases he worked on.
“By far, my biggest memory and happiest memory has been having all of the students that I’ve had through the years,” Romero said. “They’ve been the best—I’m humbled by the popularity and all the kind words that they’ve shared with me. It’s been very humbling to me. I’ve had a very great career as a forensic scientist, but…it’s been probably more rewarding by far being a teacher here.”