Scott D. de Hart, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.


I have been teaching for over 20 years, formerly in State and private colleges as well as top rated universities  including those in Hawai’i, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana (LSU), 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) at the University of Oxford (England). The courses I have taught over the last two decades include: English; History, 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); English 4, Journalism; and Philosophy. I am a published author (books, journals, and newspapers) and have also co-authored several books. I and my wife (Allison deHart) are also the Poets and Quills Club advisor at Oak Hills.

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 and prepare my students for a successful college opportunity.

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I am the very proud husband of Allison (Weaver) de Hart, the blessed father of 5 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). 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. We also take care of a large number of mountain feral cats.

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Little Bear Valley Blues at the Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs

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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 

Allison D. de Hart, also an honors level English teacher at OHHS

at OHHS.

Music website: - 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: The Hard Rock Hotel (Palm Springs), Lake Arrowhead Resort, The Tudor House, The Lakefront Taproom, Papagayos Cantina, Higher Grounds Coffee House, Indian Wells Country Club, The Living Desert (Rancho Mirage), Shields Cafe (Indio), Mammoth summer Festival, etc. We are available for private parties and special events (reunions, weddings, etc.)

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