Author Archives: PJ

Anissa Sharief

Anissa Sharief was born and raised in San Jose, California. She is the youngest daughter of five girls. She received a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Child Development at CSU, Chico, where her love of nature, old houses, and riding bicycles was also born. She holds two teaching credentials, as well as […]

Joani deVries

I was born and raised in San Francisco. I spent 8 years in the Boston area getting undergraduate and graduate degrees and began teaching in a small town south of Boston. I moved with my husband Mark back to California and taught in both private and public schools while raising my three daughters. I have […]

Michelle Batlle

For several intentional or unexpected circumstances, I grew up in a variety of different places. My roots stretch all the way to the small Caribbean island of Dominican Republic where I lived until I was 9 years old. In 1999, my father decided to move us to New Orleans in pursuit of greater opportunities and […]

William Nee

I was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts and grew up in Ithaca, New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Ithaca is Gorges! After graduating from Harvard, I worked at many different jobs, including washing dishes, cooking on the line, and even a stint in commercial real estate, before wandering into a […]

Heather Clements

Heather Clements is thrilled to join Unity this year as the Special Education coordinator. She feels as though she found a home away from her first home, a very similar small high school in San Francisco. Ms. Clements has been teaching in various capacities in education for nearly 13 years. After graduating from UC Santa […]

PJ Nguyen

PJ has taught for over 6 years at RMIT University and VNU-CIE. The former is an Australian system, the latter is an American joint program that features two-stage transfer with various schools such as University of Houston, University of Missouri St. Louis, and Oklahoma State University. He is also a software producer, working with designers, […]

Craig Blyeth

Mr. Blyeth is a native of Southern California and spent his teenage years in Oregon. After serving in the Navy and spending time in the corporate sector, Mr. Blyeth returned to school, obtaining his Honors History BA and Social Studies teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Mr. Blyeth then taught Social Studies in the […]

Jennifer Thomson

I grew up in sunny coastal San Diego. I received my BA in Pure Mathematics from UC Berkeley. While in college, I began tutoring and mentoring students in middle schools in East Oakland. After deciding teaching was the career for me, I decided to get my teaching credential and MA in Math Education from Teachers […]

Kallie Berg

Kallie Berg grew up in Sonoma County. She graduated from Mills College with a B.A. in Sociology. She spent 3 years tutoring at Unity High School while going to college. During that time she enjoyed working with the students and decided she wanted to become a teacher. Upon graduating, she began working at OUHS as […]

Damon Grant

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English and later received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Stanford University. I taught both second and fourth grades in San Francisco before deciding to make the move to high school. This will be my eighth year […]