STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Social Studies Teacher
Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext.
Started at O'Dowd:
History BA Santa Clara University, Teaching Credential, Postgrad San Jose State
Why I Teach:
I love working with the next generation of decision makers. We all have an obligation to make sure that society continues to thrive and if we all do our part, it will.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Using the Socratic Method/Kemitic and the College Bowl!!
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
History teaches man kinds common origin and that the ideology of race is 100% a Social Construct. It teaches students that we are all connected and have an obligation to insure social justice.
"A people without a history is like a tree without roots" - Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
Bishop O Dowd's 1994 Girls track team was named the best small school track team in American History!!
The 1994 Girls Track Team were National Dual Meet Champions!.
Recommended visual media:
Unforgivable Blackness Guns, Germs and Steel Malcolm X Zulu
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingslover Miseducation of the Negro - Carter G Woodson Up From Slavery - Booker T Washington Race Matters - Cornell West Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingslover Malcolm X A Life of Reinvention - by Manning Marable
Hobbies or outside interests:
Coaching track, cross country, football, basketball wrestling 37 years and still going. Music - Concerts - reading