LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mr Kodama has been a Certified Gurian Trainer since 2007 and is a member of the Boys Initiative Board of Advisors. He is the Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Public Relations at Crespi Carmelite High School. He is also the head soccer coach and the Director of K-sports Soccer Camps.
In his role as the Director of Admissions he has increased enrollment at Crespi Carmelite High School nearly 20% within his first 5 years. He has taught a revolutionary course titled ”Becoming a Man” to seniors at the school for the past 8 years. In this innovative class, he challenges his students to look at what it truly means to become a man in our society. He explores what their roles are as sons, brothers, fathers, husbands, and mentors. The course helps teenage boys to define their purpose in life. He has presented the class at the Gurian Institute in Colorado Springs.
He has served as the social studies department chair, and taught World Cultural Geography, US History, AP Macroeconomics, Micro Economics, and World History.
As a certified trainer and teacher, Mr. Kodama brings a wide variety of experience working with children, parents, students, and athletes. He has been training parents and schools about how boys and girls learn differently and how to help them succeed in school since 2007. He was recently the Keynote Speaker at Pierce College in Woodland Hills for the Early Childhood Development program. He has presented multiple times at The Gurian Summer Institute in Colorado Springs, and has worked with the following schools: Berkeley School, Crossroads Christian, Serra High School, Encino Presbyterian Children’s Center, St. Mel’s School, Kirk of the Valley School, Laurel Hall, Weekday Preschool, Young Oak Kim Academy, Our Lady of Malibu, Palma High School, and Army Navy Academy.
As a coach, he has worked with both boys and girls as young as 4, through college. He has been running soccer camps, clinics, and coaching for the past 20 years throughout the Los Angeles area. Many of his players have gone on to play at the collegiate level.
He grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He and his wife Cami have two children, Ethan and Miye.
Crespi Carmelite High School is a Gurian Institute Model School.