Dean has been the Instrumental Music Director from the inception of San Juan Hills High School. Dean received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from California State University, Fullerton. After a successful 10 year career at Aliso Niguel High School, he was given the
opportunity to serve on the planning team for San JuanHills the year before it opened, and led the establishment of the vision for the performing arts program. As director of the Instrumental Program, he has seen the program grow from a handful of Freshmen to a thriving program with multiple ensembles and musical opportunities for all students. Under his direction as the chair of the department, San Juan Hills has developed a performing arts staff that works collaboratively to offer a comprehensive performing arts department. Our mission is to offer a Conservatory-style program that fully prepares students who want to pursue their art for a career, but to also bring the creative experience to all students regardless of their future career interests so that they may bring creative solutions to all of life's challenges.