Brian Laird
Social Science Teacher


I love teaching and have been doing so for over 20 years. I teach AP U.S. History (APUSH), College Prep U.S. History, and Economics. My favorite thought about the value of history comes from Howard Zinn, where he writes, “The past suggests what can be, not what must be. It shows not all of what is necessary, but some of what is possible.” In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, biking, and cooking up vegetarian and vegan recipes. I was born in Alabama but raised in Las Vegas and San Jose. I live in Sacramento with my beautiful wife and daughter.