STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Heather Merovich

Job Title:

Social Studies Teacher

Department:

Social Studies

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2022

Degrees: 

BA Mass Communications/Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Originally from:

Fairfax, CA

Why I Teach:

I teach to help make the people of the world more informed and empathetic to the experiences of others and our shared global history.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Being a warm demander with high expectations and a sense of humor.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

The subjects I teach are important because in order to be a responsible and empathetic citizen, you need to know about the world and its history.

Favorite quotes:

"The only thing worse than a stupid American is someone who actually gets it and decides to do nothing" --Jeff Ott (Fifteen)

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Too many to name

Recommended reads:

Anything Vonnegut or YA

Hobbies or outside interests:

Travel, music, walking/hikes, true crime podcasts