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George Sakaye Nakano, American principal. Certified teacher California.


Nakano, George Sakaye was born on November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Shigeto and Sumie (Asada) Nakano.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, California State University, 1970. Master of Education, California State University, 1977.


Research assistant Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California, 1962—1968, senior research assistant, 1968—1971. Teacher mathematics Jordan High School, Los Angeles, 1971—1974. Assistant project director Inglewood Unified School District, 1974—1976, project director, 1976—1978.

Assistant principal Centinela School, 1978—1982, Worthington School, Inglewood, since 1982. Master ceremonies, member executive planning committee 1st United States National Kendo Championship, 1978. With California Air National Guard, 1954-1960, member Reserve, 1960-1962.


  • Certified teacher California.


Co-founder Gardena Pioneer Project. Councilman City of Torrance, 1984—1998. Member California House Representatives, since 1998, Torrance Rose Float Association, Torrance Sister City Association.

Member of National Council Teachers of Mathematics, National Association Educators Computing, International Council Computer in Education, California Mathematics Council, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Torrance History Society, California State University Alumni Association, Southern California Kendo Federation (executive secretary 1975-1979, vice president since 1981), Kendo Federation United States of America (board directors since 1970), Charter Club (Torrance).


Married Helen Michiyo Unno. Children: Laurie Tamiyo, Kevin Michio.

Shigeto Nakano

Sumie (Asada) Nakano

Helen Michiyo Unno

Laurie Tamiyo Nakano

Kevin Michio Nakano