STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Social Studies Teacher
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
B.A. in History/Black Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz; M.A. African Diaspora History from Texas Southern University
Why I Teach:
One of the people who most influenced me and mentored me was my high school history teacher.
Most powerful teaching technique:
I like to use problem-based learning techniques and also Socratic seminars.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Learning about your own history and the history of others is important so that we can understand where we are today.
"Teaching is a calling, not a choice."
Recommended visual media:
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Hobbies or outside interests:
I practice Muay Thai, a martial art from Thailand.