STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Doug Evans, Ed.D.

Job Title:

Principal

Department:

Administration

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

Started at O'Dowd:

2022

Degrees: 

EdD in Catholic Educational Leadership, USF
MA in Pastoral Ministry, Masters of Theological Studies, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley
B.A., University of Oregon

Originally from:

My family is from the East coast (New Jersey and Connecticut). Raised mostly in Corvallis and Eugene Oregon. As a child we moved around a lot, having lived in LA, Oxford England and Nijmegen, Neatherlands.

Why I Teach:

To empower students to work for justice. Also, teenagers are incredibly fun to work with.

Most powerful teaching technique:

I am a big fan of building in as much individual and small group instruction as possible; ideally, staying as focused on each student's individual needs as possible.
I like creating opportunities for students to have that ""A-ha"" moment when it all makes sense. "

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Favorite quotes:

John 13:34, "I give you a new commandment, Love your neighbor as yourself, as I have loved you."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Doctor Who, Marvel Movies, Kim's Convenience, Community, 30 Rock, SNL, Ted Lasso, Watchman, That Damn Micheal Che, This Week with John Oliver and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

Recommended reads:

I really enjoy unwinding by reading science fiction and fantasy novels. Most recently I finished reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series and Genevieve Colman's Invisible Library series. Anything based in another culture interests me.
I enjoy historical graphic novels such as John Lewis's march series and Art Speigelman's Muas. Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Bolye is an amazing, inspirational read.

Hobbies or outside interests:

Hiking, biking, camping, stand-up-paddle barding, attending live comedy, exploring SF and Oakland, seeing local art, movies, and theater with my family.