Santa Barbara Middle School with Jesse Wooten
Jesse Wooten

Jesse Wooten, Dean of 9th Grade, Santa Barbara Middle School

Junior high is an infamously challenging time, for students and teachers alike. Or is it? We got stuck in the middle with Jesse Wooten from Santa Barbara Middle School and realized that maybe what we had needed all along was a really, really long bike ride. 

You may want to explore Santa Barbara Middle School's YouTube Channel, too.

Jesse Wooten is in his 15th year at Santa Barbara Middle School. He is Dean of the 9th Grade, teaches 9th Grade English, 6th Grade Ancient Civilizations, Chess, Ukulele, and coaches the SBMS Surf Team. 

Bits of music you may have noticed: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo;" an untitled instrumental written and performed by Jesse Wooten; Santa Barbara Middle School Uke Class, "Three Little Birds."

This episode was first broadcast on KCSB-FM 91.9 on March 2, 2021.