STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Jeff Beeby

Job Title:

Science Teacher

Department:

Science

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2004

Degrees: 

Bachelor of Science Political Science (Minor in History and Philosophy) San Jose State University
Juris Doctor New College of California, School of Law, San Francisco

Originally from:

Porterville, ca

Why I Teach:

I teach to: raise consciousness, connect students with the natural world, instill curiosity, and to help students care for the earth.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Genuineness.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

People are much more likely to care about their planet if they learn something about it. This caring can lead students to take active steps to protect it.

Favorite quotes:

"I never lose. I either win, or learn." - Nelson Mandela
"Concentrate not on the eradication of evil, but on the cultivation of virtue. ... Evil is not driven out, but crowded out." - MLK Jr.
"The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
"I'll sleep when I'm dead...." - Warren Zevon

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Into the Wild Gandhi

Recommended reads:

"One Hundred Years of Solitude"-Gabriel Garcia Marquez "A New Earth"-Eckhart Tolle

Hobbies or outside interests:

Backpacking, making music, playing anything, hanging out with friends and family