Mr. Sheppard is very excited to join the Equitas Academy #3 community as a third grade teacher. He graduated from The University of Queensland in Australia with a Bachelor of Communication and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With core values that empower scholars from all backgrounds to become successful, self-directed learners and a strong focus on tertiary education, Mr. Sheppard knew he wanted to be part of the Equitas team. In 2013 he taught English in South Korea before returning to Australia to become an elementary school teacher for three years. Mr. Sheppard moved to sunny California in 2019 and has fallen in love with the food, culture, and diversity. In his free time, Mr. Sheppard loves to go hiking, watch movies, play board games, and go to the park with his dogs, Hunter and Artemis.