Steve was born June 28, 1944 in Kilgore, Texas and later moved to California with his family. In 1961 Steve entered Imperial Valley College and three years later transferred to CSULB where he received a bachelor’s degree in history. His first teaching assignment was Apollo Junior High School followed by Walker Junior High, and then Brookhurst Junior High, all in Anaheim, CA. While teaching at Apollo, Steve returned to CSULB in the evenings to pursue a master’s degree in educational administration which he earned in 1978.
Steve chose the classroom for his life’s work instead of administration because he felt that the classroom allowed him to have the greatest impact on students.
Steve was honored by his peers at Brookhurst as the “Teacher of the Year.” After his death on May 21, 1983, the plaza at Brookhurst Junior High was dedicated in his memory and named Warren’s Square.
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