Meet City of Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti: Dublin High School Class of ’93 Alumni
City of Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti has a long history with Dublin public schools – from kindergarten right through to Dublin High School where he graduated with the Class of ’93 before heading off to college. Graduating Dublin High School on the Principal’s Honor Roll, Sbranti had the opportunity to enter the University of California (UC) system as well as premier private colleges. He chose Sacramento State for its unique combination of government studies, journalism and education. “Sac State” also offered proximity to the California State Legislature.
Sbranti has come full circle in many ways at Dublin High School. As a journalism teacher, he leads the Dublin High student newspaper (The Dublin Shield) he used to write for and as leadership teacher advises the Dublin High student government where he served as Student Body President in his senior year.
With the Dublin High School $120M renewal project as a backdrop, Sbranti took a few minutes to share his Dublin public education story with OneDublin.org:
Sbranti was very active during high school – challenging himself academically, participating in student leadership and the school newspaper, and playing multiple sports (basketball and tennis). He recommends his students do the same – to seek out academic challenge while getting involved in all aspects of student life.
Sbranti has seen Dublin High School go through many changes since he graduated. There was only one Advanced Placement (AP) course when Sbranti attended Dublin High – there are now 22 Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced and Honors classes. Sbranti has seen the Dublin High athletics program become more competitive, the performing arts program expand and the campus become more ethnically and culturally diverse as enrollment has increased.
There is one characteristic of Dublin High that hasn’t changed for Sbranti – the feeling of community and spirit that exists at Dublin High and throughout the City of Dublin. A spirit unified by Dublin High School where students, parents and the community come together with common purpose.