French (JH, HS), AP French (HS)
Michael Tetzlaff was born in Germany but at the age of nine he moved to Paris, France following his father's transfer to the Naval Warfare Academy. After two years the family moved back to Germany and Mr. Tetzlaff enrolled in high school. After graduation, he served fifteen months in the military and then enrolled in college. Mr. Tetzlaff holds a M.A. in both French and Physical Education from the University of Osnabrück in Germany. In 1982 he started teaching in Germany; three years later he moved to Nice, France where he taught German for four years. In 1989 Mr. Tetzlaff came to Southern California as a summer camp life guard and swim coach; he quickly found teaching and coaching assignments in private schools in the Los Angeles area before moving to Northern California in 1995 to teach and coach at Pinewood School. He is married and has three children.