Remembering Geoffrey Aronsky


Santa Clarita Valley Signal

From left to right, Geoffrey Aronsky, students Alejandro Hernandez and Christian Rodriguez, Principal Pete Fries, and student Marisela Sanchez.

Cam High’s Work Experience and QuickBooks teacher, Mr. Geoffrey Aronsky, recently passed away after around five months in hospice care.

According to Aronsky’s family website, he was born in the Bronx of New York. He attended junior high school at Bergenfield Public Schools and completed high school at Paramus High School in New Jersey.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, located at Teaneck, New Jersey. Following his graduation, he took an assortment of courses relating to business and computers at various colleges.

Around Nov. of 1979, Aronsky experienced what the corporate world had to offer through his experience at AT&T (back when it was called BellSouth). He was a customer service representative, a trainer, a computer programmer, and a course developer.

From 1994 to 2017, Aronsky taught at various schools, instructing business and other STEM related subjects in Florida and Nevada.

In the 2017-2018 school year, Aronsky moved to Camarillo and began working at Cam High, teaching an economics class for the Business and Technology Academy (BATA). This year, he took on a QuickBooks class as well as Work Experience.

However, a few years ago, Aronsky was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had hoped to continue working, but around Feb. of this year, Aronsky was admitted into hospice care due to his declining health.

Aronsky showed dedication in his teaching. “He was a super nice guy. He was passionate. I would say he could be chill, but he could also be very intense,” said Computer science teacher Mr. Jeff Jackson, “He loved to teach and help his students. Aronsky had been in some schools that he wasn’t too fond of, [but] he loved it here, and he loved the community, the school, all the people. Aronsky was thrilled to work here because he was happy and also very passionate about policy. He would let you know if he didn’t agree with something, and he had the experience to back that up.”

History teacher and head of BATA program, Mr. John Foster said, “He was a nice guy and it’s really sad that he got sick and [passed away].”

Aronsky passed away at 65-years-old, and he will be remembered by Cam High’s students and staff.