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Meet Dublin High School’s Newest Teachers

December 2, 2013

By: Alicia Tran and Sophia Bafaiz (Dublin High School student contributors)

At Dublin High School, students are fortunate  to attend a high performing school with dedicated and friendly teachers. This year, students of Dublin High School have been graced with several new teachers, all from different backgrounds. Each new teacher has the amazing ability to enhance students’ lives and prepare them for a successful future ahead. We are excited to introduce the new teachers of Dublin High School.

Evan Branning

Evan Branning

Mr. Evan Branning is a Culinary Arts teacher at Dublin High School. Mr. Branning joined Dublin High School because he heard about Mrs. Lawson’s actions in expanding the culinary arts program at Dublin High School and “thought that it would a great opportunity to be a part of.” His favorite part about Dublin High School is how dedicated the students are in achieving a high education.

Allison Mongold

Allison Mongold

Ms. Allison Mongold teaches Geometry and Algebra II at Dublin High School. She received her teaching credential from Sonoma State University and got her BA in Mathematics from University of the Pacific. Ms. Mongold recently moved to the area to live with her sister from Berkeley, where she taught two summer math courses at UC Berkeley. Ms. Mongold believes that Dublin is a great place to live and Dublin High School is a fantastic place to teach. Her favorite thing about Dublin High School is the community and the whole math department. “Everyone is so welcoming and the campus is just gorgeous.”

John Parsons

John Parsons

Mr. John Parsons teaches 10th grade English and 12th grade Expository Reading and Writing. Mr. Parsons joined Dublin High School because Dublin High School offered many job opportunities for new teachers. In addition, because Mr. Parsons grew up in Pleasanton, he is familiar with the layout of the area. Mr. Parsons’s favorite part of Dublin High School is how amazing the students are and how hardworking they are in their academics.

Rocio Serrano-Hernandez

Rocio Serrano-Hernandez

Ms. Rocio Serrano-Hernandez teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 2, and A.P. Spanish. She attended one year at the Universidad Autónama de México majoring in Tourism Administration. After immigrating to the U.S. in 2002, she enrolled in English at San Joaquin Delta College, where she obtained her GED, an AA in Humanities and an AA in Liberal Arts. She graduated with a BA in Spanish and a single subject credential from University of the Pacific. Ms. Serrano joined Dublin High School because it is closer to home and is “one of the best high performing schools in the area.” Her favorite part about Dublin High School is the environment, as students feel comfortable and welcomed alike to how she felt once she arrived on campus.

Jonathan Ulrich

Jonathan Ulrich

Mr. Jonathan Ulrich is the Director of Secondary Choirs and Advanced Placement Music Theory teacher at Dublin High School. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998, and has more than 17 years of experience teaching Middle School and High School Music. Mr. Ulrich achieved his Bachelor of Music Education from Saint Norbert College and his Master of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University. Mr. Ulrich joined Dublin High School because he wanted to take part in expanding the Choir Program at the school. His favorite part about Dublin High School so far is the student’s dedication to “try their best and get the work done.”

Mary Hull

Mary Hull

Ms. Mary Hull teaches three classes of U.S. History and one class of Civics at Dublin High School. She is also the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) adviser. Before coming to Dublin High School, Ms. Hull taught World History at Alisal High School for three years. Ms. Hull attended UC Santa Barbara and double majored in History and Sociology. She completed her Masters in Education and received her Social Sciences Teaching Credential at UC Santa Cruz. Ms. Hull joined Dublin High School because her dad’s family lives in Danville and Walnut Creek and she has always loved the Bay Area. Her favorite part about Dublin High School is the diversity of students on campus and how “well behaved, energetic and motivated they are.”

Patrick Kleinow

Patrick Kleinow

Mr. Patrick Kleinow is a 9th and 10th grade English teacher at Dublin High School. Mr. Kleinow obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in English and his Minor in Education from UC Irvine. He also earned his Teaching Credential at California State, Long Beach. Mr. Kleinow has also taught English in Japan for one year and taught high school English in Huntington Beach, California. He believes in creating an engaging and safe learning environment. He joined Dublin High because he was looking for a job in this area and had family near the area. His favorite part of Dublin High School is “the students and their motivation for learning.”

Teachers have always been an inspiration for Dublin High students and it is no doubt that these new teachers will make a positive and long-lasting influence on the students. With their positive actions, Dublin High School will have a successful year.

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  1. Anu permalink
    December 2, 2013 1:13 pm

    There is also another new teacher, Scott Mullins, who teaches Algebra II Trig this year.

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