STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Justin Rollolazo

Job Title:

English Teacher

Department:

English

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

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Started at O'Dowd:

2021

Degrees: 

BA Liberal Arts in English Literature, San Diego State University

Originally from:

Why I Teach:

As an educator and coach, I enjoy working with young people to help them develop into quality individuals and ultimately realize their potential as students.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Providing students a platform to make connections between their own experiences and the literature we read, whether through written expression or verbal interaction with classmates.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

English Literature is essentially a collection of stories-stories that provide all people an avenue to share their own experiences with others. These shared experiences from literature help demonstrate how connected people really are.

Favorite quotes:

"I am an invisible man...I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids, and I might even be said to possess a mind" - from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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Recommended reads:

The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho

Hobbies or outside interests:

I'm a foodie who loves to try new food and restaurants from all cultures. I love playing golf.