Pat Adams was born in 1959 in San José, California where he graduated from
James Lick High School. From there he attended the University of
California, Santa Barbara earning his B.A. in Spanish in 1981. His junior
year he studied in México, D.F. at UNAM immersing himself in the language
and culture. This experience inspired Pat over the next 10 years to travel
throughout Latin America and Spain.
In 1985 Pat received his Single Subject Credential in Spanish from San
José State University and began his career in teaching in the East Side
Union High School District. He started at Independence High School and
moved to his alma mater where he taught all levels of Spanish for five
In 1987 he met his future wife in a small fishing village in Guerrero,
north of Acapulco, while they were both on vacation. They married in 1992
and he persuaded her to move to the United States from México, D.F. to
begin their new life together. In 1994 they moved to Oregon where Pat
taught Spanish part time at Portland Community College through Adult
Education while pursuing another career outside of education.
In 1997 Pat, his wife and two boys returned to California and settled in
Hollister. He has taught all levels of Spanish the last eleven years at
San Benito High School and is currently the Department Chair for World
Languages. In 2006 he received his Masters in Spanish at CSU Sacramento
which took him to Costa Rica, Perú and Spain over consecutive summers.