STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Karen Proehl

Job Title:

Science Teacher

Department:

Science

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2003

Degrees: 

Masters in Biology and Masters in Education

Originally from:

San Francisco

Why I Teach:

To inspire others to learn and grow in knowledge.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Excitement and passion for the subject matter.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

How much more personal can you get than your DNA and chemistry explains the wonders in the world around you.

Favorite quotes:

One quote!? There are so many different occasions... "Goals are deceiving, the unaimed arrow never misses."

Favorite trivia:

I think the "favorite" question should be banned out of existence.

Recommended visual media:

One movie? Really? There are so many...movies tend to be tied to one's personality. Good documentaries tend to transcend that limitation.

Recommended reads:

Hobbies or outside interests:

Movies, music, Arabic drumming & middle eastern dance, reading, art & wine festivals, coffee houses and traveling