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Mr. Nicholas Preston returned to the Panama Buena Vista Union School District after taking a six-year break to teach at and lead American Schools in Barcelona, Spain; and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Central Asia). He previously taught at Stonecreek Jr. High, but is now a proud Actis American. Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Preston moved to Bakersfield, California where he completed a B.Sc in Business/Management and a M.A. in Curriculum Development from Point Loma Nazarene University. He holds Teaching and Administrative Credentials from the California Department of Education. Though experienced in teaching all grade levels from 6-12, his passion is helping Middle School students effectively prepare for a successful high school experience, which is why he currently feels most "at home" in his role as a Grade 8 teacher of English Language Arts.