Chris Ciampa earned his B.A. at Wesleyan University where he majored in Psychology. While earning an M.F.A. in Computer Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Ciampa began working for Eastman Kodak as an Applications Specialist, training personnel at various digital effects facilities to use Kodak's digital effects software called Cineon. This led to a career doing digital effects for feature films such as X-Men, Star Wars Episode 2, and many others.
While earning his second Masters, this time in Secondary Education at Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Ciampa taught English, English Language Development and Reading Intervention first at Bunche Middle then at Centennial High School in Compton. Mr. Ciampa has taught Communications, Student Government, and 11th Grade English at CHAMPS. He currently teaches Psychology, AP Psychology, Speech and Debate, and is the coach of our Speech and Debate Team.