The Heroic Hayashi

By Olivia Merrick

Name: Rick Hayashi

Subject: Assistant Principal

College: San Jose State, San Francisco State, Long Beach State

High School: Willow Glen High School

Place of Birth: San Jose

Years in Education: 25

Pet peeves: Stealing

Heroes: Muhammad Ali – American boxer

What’s your favorite song? Back in Black – AC/DC

Who was your most influential teacher and why? All of our Westmont teachers working during this distance learning and fires, while trying to take care of their own families.

What’s your favorite meal? Nachos

The ideal vacation is… sitting on the beach in Hawaii and playing golf.

A student needs… to find his/her “why” in life.

A teacher is… a tireless, dedicated professional.