About

Five Star Lessons combines experience in the classroom giving you Plentiful, portable and multi-purpose digital resources from teachers to teachers.

Brent Pillsbury

FOUNDER
Brent Pillsbury has been a classroom teacher of World History and US History for two decades, while also teaching high school economics and business classes at Saddleback Jr. College. Brent coached varsity tennis for 12 years and assistant coached for another 6 years.  In addition to coaching, he and Ron team-taught a class called American Journey, this class was a combination of US History and English III and was a wonderful experience. Brent lives in Orange County, California with his wife Celeste and their three kids Micah, Cassidy, and Jade. He enjoys surfing, tennis, and basketball when he is not working at one of his many jobs.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Here are the classes I have taught or are currently teaching: World History 24 years, US History 18 years, Economics 15 years, Virtual Enterprise 15 years, Pass Class 2 years ( study skills class), Cultural Geography 4 years, World History workshop 5 years, US History team taught with English 7 years, World History team taught 1 year, Special Ed World History 1 year, and Business 1 Intro class 3 years and Business Communications (125) 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style can be described as energetic and collaborative , with lots of studentparticipation . My class is not stagnate, as the students are always working on multiple things at once. I am also enthusiastic with a strong commitment to student understanding through the use of creative and hands-on learning. I use lectures and activities focusing on standards/common core based lessons and projects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Runner up to teacher of the year , and nominated as Daughters American Revolution teacher of the year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Following the graduation from high school I attended Saddleback Jr. College. I then transferred to UCSB and received a degree in History and a minor in coaching. After my credential program I completed my Masters in Education in 1995 and started teaching in the Fall of that same year.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love being outdoors and doing things with my kids. I am an avid surfer and basketball player. I love to travel and have been to Europe more than once, Hawaii a dozen times and I hope to live in Mexico after my teaching career. T