Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor is a graduate of Amherst University and received her Masters Degree in English from University of California and her teaching credential from University of California, Berkeley.  She has been teaching for 13 years and brings a command of the English language and the written work along with a very high value for university […]

Rina Gonzales

Rina Gonzales, formerly the Chair of Hamilton City High School English Department, in Hamilton City, California, is currently on “loan” to Cal State University, Chico, teaching education courses and supervising eight student teachers. Born in El Salvador, Ms. Gonzales graduated from Sonoma State University and received her teaching credential from Sacramento State University. Hamilton City […]

Paul Tomei

Paul Tomei graduated from Cal Arts in Valencia with the intention of pursuing an acting career.  Following graduation, he spent time acting in Los Angeles and in musical reviews in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Japan. He also worked as a “voiceover artist” for television commercials and advertising. His early acting career began when he […]

Larry Torrance

Mr. Torrance has been teaching Social Sciences at North Salinas High School for over 19 years following two years teaching in Yuba City.  He received his degree from UC Davis and has taken additional courses as a Summer Fellow at Princeton University. North Salinas High School has an enrollment of over 2000 students in grades […]

Kirk Brown

Kirk Brown received his B.A. in Biology from California State University, Stanislaus and his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Pacific.  Mr. Brown is one of the few teachers who have achieved National Board Certification. In addition, he is a Science Research Associate and Fellow of the Association of Western Universities at the […]

Elizabeth “Bissa” Zamboldi

Ms. Zamboldi received her Masters Degree in Education from George Washington University and when coming to teach in San Francisco, she “fell in love with teaching ESL.” At the time Ms. Zamboldi received the Carlston Family Foundation Outstanding Teacher of America Award, she was teaching at James O’Connell High School in San Francisco, California.  However, […]

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