Pursuing a career as a teacher, Californian Joseph Motisi earned a Master of Arts in Education at the University of La Verne after graduating from Humboldt State University in Arcata with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Interpretation. Joseph Motisi strives to encourage students to learn through direct experience and defined goals in a supportive atmosphere. While an instructor at Community Day School in Claremont, he became an Alternative Education and General Education Teacher, providing training on English, science, and physical education to students in grades 7 to 10. During his tenure at Community Day School, Joseph Motisi also taught fifth grade summer school at Vista Del Valle Elementary, which led to a position there as a Special Education Teacher. At the primary school, Joseph Motisi served as a Special Day Class Teacher in a self-contained classroom of students in grades four through six. From Vista Del Valle Elementary, Joseph Motisi moved to Claremont High School. As a Special Education Teacher at the secondary school, he served as a Resource Specialist, a Special Day Class Teacher, and a Special Education Case Carrier. Subsequently, as an Alternative Education Teacher for San Antonio High School in Claremont, Joseph Motisi taught continuation high school horticulture and science courses to students in grades 9 to 12. In this assignment, the educator also taught community day school horticulture and science classes for students in grades 7 to 12. Joseph Motisi's other interests include gardening, fishing, and cooking. Joseph Motisi’s salsa of tomatillos with serrano and habanero chilies received a first-place award for Best Salsa at the L.A. County Fair in September 2010.