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McAleer, Barry

Department: Science
Title/Courses: Earth Science
Phone #: (714) 532-8000
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Mr.  McAleer has been teaching at Canyon High School since 2003. He spent three years living in Colorado, then returned to study the deserts of the southwest and earn his bachelor’s degree in Geography from CSU San Bernardino (2000).  He went on to earn his Master’s degree in Geography/Geomorphology from CSU Fullerton in (2003), and teaching credential from National University (2005).

Mr. McAleer has conducted sedimentation studies of the Mojave River and geographical studies of the Coachella, Imperial, and Colorado River Valleys.  He has taught a natural disasters course at Cypress College and teaches Earth Science at Canyon High School.  He believes if he can apply classroom lessons to the environmental Earth experiences that every person faces on a daily basis, then his students gain invaluable knowledge and perspective.

In his free time, Mr. McAleer can be found spending time with his family, traveling, camping and looking for new adventures.