Combating student apathy

FEEL THE POWER— Instructor Monica Kern, right,fires up 9-year-old Cassidy Ng of Thousand Oaks as she prepares to break a wooden board.
When Colina Middle School teacher and martial artist Monica Kern takes her 20-mile walk each Sunday, she leaves her radio at home.
“ I’m listening to my own thoughts,” Kern said. “I try to figure out how to be a better wife, mother, friend and teacher.”
The 47-year-old Westlake Village resident and mother of two is committed to...

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