Mr. Bardwell was born in Boston, and lived there until he was five. His family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended early elementary school. Mr. Bardwell’s family moved to Orange County, when he was in 4th grade, and remained there until he graduated from high school.
Mr. Bardwell spent three years as a professional guitarist, and also worked as a technician for a major chemical company. In between this, Mr. Bardwell attended several California community colleges and the University of New Mexico. While he was working in the computer industry, Mr. Bardwell was able to finish his Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, through an on-line program. Mr. Bardwell has been teaching high school math and Science since 1991.
Mr. Bardwell has been at Desert Chapel Christian School since 2005. He loves teaching and working with young people. “Watching that light go on when they grasp a difficult concept is worth it all. Teaching Math and Science allows me to create within my students a sense of wonder and appreciation for God’s creation.” Mr. Bardwell has been able to use his musical background to teach and develop student-led worship. Working with the student worship team has provided Mr. Bardwell with an opportunity to show a part of his personality they might not see in a Math or Science class.
Mr. Bardwell and his wife, Gwen, have been married since 1980. They lived in Diamond Bar for 25 years and taught at the same school for 13 years. They have lived in Palm Springs since 2005. They had thought of retiring in the Desert but never dreamed they would be living and working here. They share a love for music and both participate in the worship ministry at Desert Chapel.