DuWayne Worthington

Instructional Faculty - Science

Mr. Worthington is one of the founding teachers at Valor Christian High School and currently teaches Biology and Marine Science.

Prior to Valor, DuWayne taught for 18 years in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Five of those years were at Punahou High School, the former school of President Barak Obama.

In getting his graduate degree, DuWayne has done scientific research involving SCUBA diving in Kwajalein (Marshall Islands), Oahu, Midway Island (Hawaii), Tahiti, and Mo’orea. He also traveled twice to Australia on semester long science field trips, as well as to New Zealand and Fiji.

Besides his passion for what he teaches, DuWayne also has a passion for sports but he especially loves the niche sports such as golf, hacky-sac, foosball, ping-pong, ultimate Frisbee, billiards, and bowling. His love for sports gives him yet another opportunity to interact with students and help them with their relationship with God.

DuWayne has been married to his wife Gretchen since 1994, and they have two children, Kaylin and Mark, both of whom have graduated from Valor.


B.S. Biology — College of Idaho, 1982 M.S. Zoology — University of Hawaii, 1988