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Kerryn Pincus Gallagher

Job Title:

Director of Enrollment and Admissions




Phone: (510) 577-9100



Started at O'Dowd:



BA Anthropology and World Art and Cultures, UCLA M.Ed Education and Social Policy, Harvard

Originally from:

South Africa

Why I Teach:

I love being the Director of Admissions at O'Dowd and meeting new families from all over the Bay Area. When a new class enters each year, I have the distinct pleasure of watching an entire class mature, grow and flourish over four years.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Favorite quotes:

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -- Nelson Mandela <br /><br />A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. .��_ Malcolm X <br /><br />Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.-- Gloria Steinem

Favorite trivia:

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

Recommended visual media:

Boyhood and Moonlight

Recommended reads:

Kite Runner and The Book Thief

Hobbies or outside interests:

Hiking, cycling, spinning, laughing, listening to music -all kinds but especially rap and travelling. Spending time with my three children and husband and entertaining friends as often as possible.

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