STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Social Studies Dept. Co-Chair
Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext.
Started at O'Dowd:
B.S. in Psychology from Saint Mary's College of California Single Subject Credential in Social Science from Saint Mary's College of California
San Francisco, CA
Why I Teach:
I teach because I love working with students! The school atmosphere and the energy students bring, make me love my job! I also enjoy collaborating with colleagues and learning from others.
Most powerful teaching technique:
My most powerful teaching techniques are a combination of discussing, modeling concepts, and student-driven activities.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
English is important to me because it teaches students concepts that are needed for life while allowing them to express their creativity. AP Psychology is important to me because students can learn more about themselves and why they behave the way they do. Psychology also allows students to explore a possible major or career path.
"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now." -Henry Marsh (but always quoted by my college volleyball coach, Rob Browning.)
I played volleyball in Argentia and Slovenia.
Recommended visual media:
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts by Spike Lee
Little Bee by Chris Cleave and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Hobbies or outside interests:
Cooking, working out and being with family.