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A native of the Central San Joaquin Valley in California, Mr. Medinas moved to North Carolina in the early Nineties. Having graduated from Sacramento College with Honors where he received a degree in Physical Education, he moved to North Carolina to pursue his Bachelors in Political Science with a Social Studies Teacher Education Option and a Minor in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Coaching from North Carolina State University. While in College he was active athletically playing Football at Merced College, transferring to Sacramento where he was involved in Cross Country and Track & Field, and finally NC State where he participated in intramurals and club sports. He has lived in North Carolina for almost thirty years now; twenty of that being right here in Harnett County.
Mr. Medinas started teaching in Wake County with stints at both Apex and Southeast Raleigh High Schools in the late nineties before ending up at Harnett Central Middle School in 2001 after a brief venture into the private sector as a Financial Advisor for Waddell & Reed. Spending almost two decades as both a Teacher and Coach, he has taught in the classroom; High School and Middle School Social Studies, and in Physical Education as well. During that time he has Coached Football, Track & Field, and Soccer; also helping out with Baseball, Basketball, and Golf as well as serving as Athletic Director for a few years. He has been involved in Math and Science Olympiads, taught Summer Trek, and is a Driver's Education Instructor for Harnett County Schools.
When he is not teaching, Mr. Medinas enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, sports, reading, leisure and outdoor activities.