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AP Euro


World History


Athletic PE 9th Grade


My name is James Gray and I am starting my 16th year at Paloma Valley (33rd year overall) teaching AP European History, World History, and Freshman Athletic PE (Freshman Football). I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College ('88) and Master's Degree from Stanford University ('89). I also was able to spend a year studying in Europe. I have been coaching for over 30 years primarily in football and baseball, but I have also coached Soccer, Softball, and Cross Country in roles ranging from Varsity Head Coach to Freshman Assistant. Currently I am scheduled to be the Head Freshman football coach.

I live here in Menifee with my wife where we raised our three daughters (Paloma grads in 2016, 2018 and 2021) 

I will be using Canvas and MyAP (for AP Euro Students) as the primary online resources where past handouts, lectures, powerpoints etc can be obtained in case of absence. It is very important that students check their Canvas class page and calendar regularly for plans, work, materials, and announcements. 

I am looking forward to this year and ask for everyones patience and commitment to getting the job done.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at Please allow 24 hours for a reply. I will do the best I can to address all concerns in a timely manner. 

Thanks and GO WILDCATS!!!