Bret Helvig, La Jolla, California (arrested Nov 2012) [DUI]

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    Bret Helvig, 38, French & Spanish teacher at The Bishop's School [Episcopal Church], La Jolla, California, "suspicion of DUI, evading a police officer and driving on a suspended license"

    Union Tribune: Cops: Teacher flees DUI checkpoint (Nov 17 2012)

    Bret Helvig, 38, drove onto Interstate 5 and exited off Clairemont Drive, police said. He was apprehended near Iroquois Avenue after officers used a spike strip to pop a rear tire, said San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough. Helvig, who has a previous drunken driving conviction, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, evading a police officer and driving on a suspended license, the officer said. He was booked into San Diego jail about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and released by 4 p.m., according to jail records.

    Bret Helvig, La Jolla, California, The Bishop's School, Episcopal Church
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    Profile on school web site:

    Bret Helvig

    Phone: 858.875.0791​

    B.A., University of Hawaii​
    M.A., (2), University of Hawaii​

    2008 AATSP First Time Conference Attendee Stipend Award​
    Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, California State Director​

    American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese​
    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages​
    Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica​
    Hawaii Association of Language Teachers​
    Southwest Conference on Language Teaching​
    California Language Teachers' Association​
    Foreign Language Council of San Diego​

    Bret Helvig was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. After graduating from high school, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. At UHM, Bret received his B.A. “with distinction” in French and Spanish and went on to earn separate M.A. degrees in both languages. Working as a graduate assistant while pursuing his advanced degrees, Bret discovered his interest in the teaching profession. Prior to coming to The Bishop’s School in 2008, Bret spent one year teaching French III at Punahou School and eight years teaching all levels of Spanish at `Iolani School.​

    Bret loves learning languages. In addition to French and Spanish, he speaks Portuguese. It is no surprise then that Bret likes to travel whenever he has the time. While at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he spent semesters abroad in Paris, France and Seville, Spain. This experience gave him the opportunity to visit other European countries and to develop an interest in learning about other cultures and people. Bret also spent a summer teaching Spanish to American university students at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Querétaro, Mexico. He has visited various parts of Brazil and, most recently, Costa Rica.​
    Bret hopes that his enthusiasm for language learning will be contagious among his students at The Bishop’s School.​