Major Woolard

Major Woolard was born and raised in Vallejo, California, attended UC Berkeley, majored in Political Science and hoped to become an attorney. However, following graduation from Berkeley, rather than attend law school, he took a job selling industrial gaskets. Following several years of success in sales, Major decided to change careers, visited a career counselor, […]

Juan Orduña

Juan Orduna has been teaching Mathematics at Calexico High School for 31 years. He has taught every level of math from General Math, Algebra and Trigonometry to Advanced Placement Calculus. He has been active at both the district and state level in promoting bilingual education and promoting educational success among Hispanic students. He received his […]

Gerardo Perla

Gerardo Perla teaches Advanced Placement physics, calculus and Geometry at Los Angeles High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is also the advisor for the MESA program. Mr. Perla was born in El Salvador and lived in a small rural area of the country. He lived with his mother, grandmother and two […]

Brooke Nicolls

Brooke Nicolls earned her BA in English and Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters Degree in International Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Brooke is an integral part of the Area Three Writing Project at UC, Davis, where she teaches summer writing institutes for English teacher throughout northern California. […]

Acquillahs Muteti Mutie

Acquillahs Muteti Mutie (Muteti) has been teaching math and Advanced Placement Statistics at Ganesha High School in Pomona, California, since 2000. Mr. Muteti received his BA from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and his Masters Degree and teaching credential from National University. Muteti grew up an only child in a poor, distant village in […]

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