Teachers

Shelley Swircek

In 1999, Shelley Swircek was awarded the City of San Jose Future Teacher Scholarship from the office of the mayor and pursued her dream in teaching.
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Samantha Brasil

Samantha is currently teaching at Curtner Elementary School in the Milpitas Unified School District. Since starting her teaching career at Curtner, she has taught fifth and sixth grade. Samantha attended elementary and middle school in Evergreen School District and graduated high school from Evergreen Valley High. She graduated from CSU Chico with a Bachelor of…
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Bobbi Ouellette

In 1992, Bobbi Majors graduated from San Francisco State University with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in theater.
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Evelyn Jimenez

Evelyn Jimenez was born and raised in San Jose where her passion for teaching steadily grew. At a young age, her love of helping others morphed into a love for education.
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Kendyl Burton

Kendyl Burton/Young currently teaches 7th-grade mathematics at Martin Murphy Middle School. She has worked as a full-time math teacher since 2015.
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Kris McDonald

Kris McDonald

Kris McDonald graduated with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Theology from William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. While in college, she competed in theology and history-based public speaking forums and debates.
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Jennifer Zhang

Ms. Jennifer Zhang has had a passion for teaching from a young age. She pursued her teaching credential and graduated from Holy Names University with her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies.
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Katelyn Delapaz

Katelyn Delapaz graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies.
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Danielle Woody

Danielle Woody was born and raised in San Jose and graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in preparation for teaching.
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Kelsey Meder

Kelsey graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
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Jenna Glover

Ms. Jenna Glover was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated Summa Cum Laude from San José State University with a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing concentration.
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Angela Papp

Angela Papp spent 20 years managing aquatic facilities in the bay area where she developed children’s swim programs, taught classes, and trained lifeguards and instructors all prior to obtaining her preliminary credential.
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Amanda Gomez

Amanda Watson graduated with Cum Laude Honors from San Jose State University in 2003 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in communication studies.
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Andrea Morton

Andrea Morton

Ms. Andrea Morton is a San Jose native who has taught Language Arts and Social Studies the past seven years in Alum Rock.
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Lisa Carrell

Lisa graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and a Master’s Degree in Education. Lisa moved from London, England to the Bay Area twenty years ago and has been a teacher in San Jose for the past twelve years. In 2017, Lisa was awarded the title of…
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Rishab Yeddula

Rishab Yeddula was born and raised in San Jose, California, and is passionate about teaching. He is currently a sophomore at Cornell University studying mathematics & philosophy. In high school, Rishab debated for Bellarmine College Preparatory and was ranked top three in the state and top ten in the nation for policy debate. He loves introducing…
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Annette Mezzina, Office Manager

Annette Mezzina is originally from Santa Cruz and moved to San Jose over 20 years ago where she started her family. She has three children, all of whom have graduated from high school and a beautiful granddaughter who brings joy to her world every day! Annette has been a part of the SCA team since…
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Reem Coniglio, Office Assistant

Reem Coniglio moved to the San Jose area from Chicago, Illinois over twelve years ago and has loved it here ever since. She has been employed with San Jose Unified School District for the past ten years as an Instructional Associate for children with special needs and currently as a Resource Specialist Assistant for elementary…
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