Dr. de Hart


I have been teaching for over 20 years, primarily in State and private colleges or universities including those in Hawai’i, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and California. I have also lectured to college and graduate level university students in the USA, Canada, England, and South Korea. I obtained my Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) while studying at the University of Oxford (England). The courses I have taught over the last two decades include: English; Philosophy; Religion; World Civilization; Theology; Philosophy of Religious Symbolism; Literary Interpretation as applied to ancient texts, etc. My classes as a high school teacher have included: English 1 and Honors (9th grade); English 2 and Honors (10th grade); General English (11th-12th grade); Journalism; and philosophy. I am a published author (books, journals, and newspapers) and have also co-authored several books. I am also the Poets and Quills Club advisor at Oak Hills.

Dr. and Mrs. de Hart and  Bennett, an OHHS student

I joined Oak Hills High School in the Fall of 2010. I take great pride in being an English teacher at Oak Hills High School, working with the enthusiastic students and alumni that walk into my classroom. It is a privilege to be at Oak Hills.

I am the very proud husband of Allison (Weaver) de Hart, the blessed father of 4 boys (Wesley; Calvin; Alexander; and Bennett) and my step son Barrett. Like their father they are all serious musicians, artists, and writers, movie makers, and directors (with acting experience). Check out Bennett’s youtube and (Director) Wesley DeHart on Facebook with links to some of his awarding winning videos.

I also have one pet African Grey Parrot named Murray, he speaks English, Latin, some Greek, and gibberish. I would add that his English is Elizabethan and most of his Latin is ecclesiastical. Like Dr.  de Hart, Murray is a bit eccentric.

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Murray Maximus Paracelsus

Favorite Books: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Frankenstein 1818 1st Edition; Bhagavad Gita, Siddhartha, Atlas Shrugged, 1611 Bible, Gulliver’s Travels, 

Favorite Authors: Oscar Wilde and Percy Bysshe Shelley

Favorite Poets: Charles Baudelaire ;Walt Whitman; Percy Shelley; and Lord Byron

Hobbies: Playing Guitar; Traveling; Writing Books; listening to music (Classical/Jazz/and classic Rock), especially on vinyl and FLAC digital.

Dr. Scott D. de Hart and his wife

Allison D. de Hart, also an English teacher

at OHHS.

Music website: www.littlebearvalleyblues.com - a site dedicated to community building events that my wife and I participate in through our acoustic music. Country, folk, classic rock, blues, oldies. We perform regularly throughout the mountain community including: Lake Arrowhead Resort, The Stockade, Lake Gregory Coffee House, The Bear House Restaurant, etc. We are available for private parties and special events (reunions, weddings, etc.)




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