Mr. William Griffith » Biography


Long Beach native; 2nd of 6; Father of 6; Grandfather of 6; Religious and Spiritual (I tell my friends I’ve landed in Teacher Heaven - I love it here!); Lover of books; Baseball/Football fan; Health/Fitness enthusiast (bicycle/kayak/pesco-vegetarian); Life enthusiast; unabashed number-head. 

Other experience: Manufacturing; Sales; Real Property Appraiser; Big Pharma; Radio/TV; Announcer/Emcee.

What I Love About MD 
I love Jesus. I love Mary. I love our students. I love the sense of family; the high standards; the collegiality of the staff; MD Identity (“Once a Monarch….”); Prayer before every class, meeting, event; Dress codes; the Grotto. And I’m learning to love RED. 

SDSU/CSUDH (MA, Ed. Admin.); Clear CA Single-subject Credential (Maths); Clear CA K-12 Multiple-subject Credential; Clear AZ Highly-qualified Single-subject Credential (Maths); CSULB (BA, Economics); West Point, Class of 1978; Long Beach Wilson, ‘74; 

Teaching since: 1989

Mater Dei since: 2018