Mr. Bernstein began teaching physical education at St. Matthew’s in the year 2000 and also serves as the school’s Director of Athletics. He has been teaching and coaching at Los Angeles area private schools since 1980. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Bernstein has parlayed his lifelong love of sports into a life of teaching. It is his belief that athletics are an excellent avenue for young people to experience and explore lessons in life and that knowledgeable and caring coaches are essential to that journey. One of Mr. Bernstein's favorite sports quotes comes from someone he admired very much, Coach John Wooden; "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over."