Mr. Wilson Retiring


Vincent Harris and Andrew Krishna

CCHS, in the spring of 2019 we will be saying goodbye to a legend of a teacher; Mr. Dave Wilson. Mr. Wilson has been Chavez’s video production teacher since the school opened and he will be hanging up his digital video recorder and saying goodbye to CCHS as he retires at the end of this year.
Mr. Wilson our video production teacher here at Cesar Chavez High School has done a lot for our school during his time teaching here. He is the only video production teacher on campus and makes sure a majority of our activities are recorded, edited, and look nice for our school. He has also filmed events outside of school both for our school and for other people in the community.
Mr. Wilson has decided that this will be his final year here because he is ready to retire and spend time with family and loved ones. Mr. Wilson has been here since the school had first opened. Mr. Nelson, our previous principal, asked Mr. Wilson to come on board and start up a video department. Mr. Wilson built our video production program from scratch and began teaching it his first year here. Through Mr. Wilson’s video classes the school now provides game and practice tape for coaches both on and off campus as well as footage for other events.
Mr. Wilson first became interested in video when he was in college. As a senior at San Jose St. University when he began focusing on video production. Wilson was then given the opportunity to teach the Dean of Broadcast’s class in video production. He ended up teaching the class for six weeks and the students of his class said that Wilson taught the class better than the original teacher. This inspired Wilson to teach his own video production class eventually down the road.
Mr. Wilson was hired by Lincoln High school where he taught video production and was a technical operator in 1990. Wilson stayed at Lincoln until 2006 when he turned 55 and started thinking about retiring from his career, but  decided to work at Cesar Chavez High School. Wilson enjoyed being a video teacher here and building a video program for our school. Wilson teaches the kids how to record and edit. On their second year he lets his students produce their own videos and record and edit activities for our school here at Cesar Chavez High School. Mr. Wilson will unfortunately be leaving this year but has done a lot for our school here at Cesar Chavez and Mr. Wilson will not be forgotten.