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Jaime Escalante

Jaime EscalanteAKA Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutiérrez

Born: 31-Dec-1930
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia
Died: 30-Mar-2010
Location of death: Roseville, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - other
Remains: Buried, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Celebrated high school calculus teacher

Military service: Bolivian Army (1950)

Unorthodox but successful math and calculus teacher. Subject of the 1988 biopic Stand and Deliver.

Father: Zenobio Escalante
Mother: Sara Escalante (math teacher)
Sister: Berta
Sister: Olimpia
Brother: Raul (accountant)
Wife: Fabiola Tapia (m. 25-Nov-1954)
Son: Jaime Jr. (b. 1955)
Son: Fernando (b. 1969)

    University: University Mayor de San Andres
    University: University of Puerto Rico
    University: AA, Pasadena City College (1969)
    University: BA Mathematics, California State University Los Angeles (1973)
    University: Florida State University
    Teacher: Garfield High School, Los Angeles, CA (1974-91)
    Teacher: Hiram Johnson High School, Sacramento, CA (1991-98)
    Teacher: Universidad del Valle, Bolivia

    Heart Attack
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Bolivian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Bladder Cancer

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