2111 International Boulevard, Oakland, California 94606, United States
Ms. Molly is teaching Upper Grade Science and Spanish. She has a B.A in political science and Latin American studies, and has worked in public libraries and after-school programs for 12 years. Ms. Molly started at CSCE in September 2021.
Mr. Tran is a first year teacher at CSCE and his second year teaching English. He went to community college at the Peralta Colleges which includes the campuses of College of Alameda, Laney College, Berkeley City College, and Merritt College. After finishing up his general education he transferred to the University of California, Davis for his undergrad where he was able to earn a Bachelor's in Asian American Studies where he got to study how race, class, gender, socioeconomic statuses, and diverse backgrounds, especially Asian Americans, affects how society treats each other on a sociological, political, or psychological level. This was where Mr. Tran learned how to critically think about the world, and it paved the way on helping him develop the skills of reading college level books and articles. After graduating with a B.A, Mr. Tran started off in Education as a Paraeducator working for the Hayward Unified School District, where he was able to gain classroom experience working with students that had mild to moderate as well as moderate to severe disabilities. After a couple of years of working as a Paraeducator, he pursued a Masters in Education with a Single Subject Credential to teach English. Mr. Tran started off by teaching grades 10th and 11th and transitioned to CSCE since he grew up in Oakland. He wanted made him the person he is today. Mr. Tran wants to help students develop the essential reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills they need to learn so that it sets them up for success as lifelong learners as they are continually developing their identity of who they are as a person, and who they want to be professionally as they continually grow personally and professionally. Another goal is to also help students learn important values and social and emotional skills such as having respect, integrity, good morals/ethics that allows them to make good choices that sets them up for success when they have to learn the skills of interacting with other people they may or may not agree with.
Mr. Curtis Lin is from Wichita, Kansas. He went to college at the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelors in English. A few years later he went to San Diego State University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Accountancy. After being licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California and New York and working in accounting for a decade, Mr. Lin decided to dedicate his energies to public education. He has since been teaching math in beloved public schools in the Bay Area for four years. This is his third year at the Community School where he is proud to teach math to his middle school Students.
Anastasia Prentiss holds advanced degrees from San Francisco State University and The California Institute of Integral Studies. In teaching and learning spaces, she uses tools of mindfulness, movement, art, awareness of earth rhythms, and thoughtful conversation to create rich learning opportunities.
At Community School for Creative Education, she teaches language arts, health, art and is the the 7th grade advisor for the 22-23 school year. Dr. Prentiss has taught in classrooms, facilitated workshops, and performed in venues across the bay area since 1994. She serves on The Board of Third Stone Productions and is member of the Board of Trustees for Community School for Creative Education. A performer, artist, theatre movement and yoga instructor, she loves her family, teaching , dancing, gardening, yoga, mixed media art, and life!
Community School for Creative Education
2111 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
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