My name is Larry Volpe and I have had the honor and pleasure of teaching at Lairon/Seven Trees for 20 years. I love my job and love coming to school every day to teach the children of this community. I grew up in New York and joined the US Navy at 18 years old so I could see the world. After the navy I served in the US Army for a few years while I attended college. I moved to California in 1991 and graduated from San Jos State shortly thereafter. My time in the military inspired me to travel the world on my own and thus have been to many countries and almost all the states in the USA. My favorite part of traveling is experiencing new cultures and food.