STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Social Studies Teacher
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley Special Diploma, Social Studies, St. Anne's College, Oxford MS History, Kellogg College, Oxford
Why I Teach:
Enjoy working with kids, in addition to loving the subject matter, Politics, Philosophy, History, Economics and Geography.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Dark sarcasm and intimidation! : ) Only joking. Socratic Method.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Economics is the most important subject there is. Our entire country would benefit from more economic literacy.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Sir Winston Churchill "The best thing about being a pessimist is that you are either always right or you are pleasantly surprised." - George Will "Never interrupt you enemy while he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
Anything 80s...Music, Movie Lines . I can name all the members of the A-Team (the 80s series produced by Donald P Bellasario) by real name and stage name. George Peppard - Hannibal Dirk Benedict - Face Dwight Schulz - Murdoch Mr. T - B.A. Baracus
Recommended visual media:
Tombstone, Jeremiah Johnson, The Outlaw Josey Wales
Into thin Air The Perfect Storm The Killer Angels
Hobbies or outside interests:
Hunting, Shooting and Camping, The Outdoors in general.