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New Teachers on the Block: Bryony Kinnear

New Teachers on the Block: Bryony Kinnear

Story by Sophie Peeler, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

Bryony Kinnear is joining SDA’s math department this year. Before coming to SDA, she taught at various schools in the San Diego area, teaching mainly algebra and geometry. Kinnear attended UC San Diego and studied math combined with secondary education, and minored in dance. When asked what convinced...

New Teachers on the Block: Jaewon Lee

New Teachers on the Block: Jaewon Lee

Story by Elizabeth Loren, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

New math teacher Jaewon Lee was initially drawn to math because, to her, it was a way of making sense of the world and she found it fun. She liked that there were different ways of tackling problems. So after majoring in math at UCSD, it made sense to Lee to go back to school there for her master’s...

New Teachers on the Block: Katherine Scott

New Teachers on the Block: Katherine Scott

Story by Kevin Gallagher, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

A new addition to the science department this year is Katherine Scott. This is her second year teaching, having taught last year at Mater Dei Catholic High School. A USD graduate with a degree in biochemistry, Scott said that she found her passion for science in high school and has pursued that passion...

New Teachers On the Block: Ruth Magnuson

New Teachers On the Block: Ruth Magnuson

Story by Kate Sequeira, Co-Online Editor

September 11, 2014

English teacher Ruth Magnuson first embarked on her road to teaching by studying Spanish literature at Pomona College. Then, after receiving her teaching credential, Magnuson taught for eight years at Upland Junior High and afterwards nine years at Santa Monica High School before coming to SDA. Magnuson...

New Teachers on the Block: Deb Abrahamson

New Teachers on the Block: Deb Abrahamson

Story by Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

SDA has had a fair number of new teachers coming to the school this year, and it could be said that Deb Abrahamson fits in that group. But in reality, Abrahamson started teaching here in 1997, but left four years ago to teach at CCA for one year and Diegueno Middle School PE for three years. She is back...

New Teachers on the Block: Ellen diCristina

New Teachers on the Block: Ellen diCristina

Story by Gina Checchia, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

SDA has recently gone through a change of teachers and has added many new ones for multiple different subjects. One of these new teachers includes a new English nine teacher, Ellen diCristina, who went to school to at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to major in English. This will be her ninth year teaching...

Teacher Tidbit: June 2014

Story by Katrina Olsen, Staff Blogger

June 9, 2014

What teacher has been a vegetarian since 1966? Blaze Newman Blaze has gone meatless for almost half a century. When questioned about her drive for such a life style, her response was, “Charlotte’s Web.” Young Blaze’s passion for books has made Babe’s death not in vain.  

Exhibition Day Maps

Exhibition Day Maps

Story by Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger

May 29, 2014

Want to know where everything is during Exhibition Day? Don't want to get lost? We've got your back! Check out our session by session maps of Exhibition Day 2014! We suggest opening this on your smart phone on Exhibition Day! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

Exhibition Day Schedule 2014

Story by Natalie Finn, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Founded on the idea of individualism and community, Exhibition Day celebrates the talents present here at San Dieguito Academy. Students are given an opportunity to showcase their amazing talents, ranging from homemade accessories to culinary arts’ creations.  Exhibition Day has been rescheduled due...

The Inspiration to Make

The Inspiration to Make

Story by Charlotte Fulkerson, Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

There is no way to not be smiling when you’re riding on the back of a 25-foot dragon as it growls at the crowds of people gaping and parting the way for you. The dragon I was allowed to ride on was one of the Twin Serpents, created by Empire of Dirt from Oakland California, which was brought to this...

How to: At last… Frosting

How to: At last… Frosting

Story by Chelsea Kanzler, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

So I always thought that making frosting was a fairly easy thing to do. That store-bought stuff works okay, but after baking cupcakes it tends to feel wrong just throwing on something I purchased. I want to put my heart and soul into this stuff. The problem was, frosting had never worked out for me...

Teacher Tidbit: April 2014

Teacher Tidbit: April 2014

Story by Caroline Daniel, Staff Blogger

April 3, 2014

Five years ago at Coachella, American Sign Language teacher Kathryn Friedrichs walked into a VIP bathroom to see reality show starlet Paris Hilton putting on makeup in the mirror. After gathering up the courage, Friedrichs went up to her and got a picture. "We met a lot of celebrities that weekend, and...

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