The Epitaph

New to the neighborhood: Academic Center Specialist Alessandro Stavoli

By Aditya Sampath

October 10, 2015


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O ne of the most noticeable staff changes on campus this year is in the new head of the the Academic Center, Alessandro Stavoli. The role was previously filled by Jessica Kirby, who has become a full-time teacher in the special education and English Departments this year. Before coming to Homeste...

New to the neighborhood: Special Education Paraprofessional Nyssa Genanakos

New to the neighborhood: Special Education Paraprofessional Nyssa Genanakos

By Aditya Sampath

October 10, 2015


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N yssa Genanakos is a new special education paraprofessional on campus this year. Genanakos previously worked at a charter school in Sacramento County, where she worked with students with autism. As a paraprofessional, Genanakos works with a teacher and alongside her students, completing the same as...

New to the neighborhood: Librarian Shannon Vakili

New to the neighborhood: Librarian Shannon Vakili

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015


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Shannon Vakili has joined the staff as our new librarian. A Homestead graduate, Vakili previously worked at the San Jose Public Library in an office-like environment. “I really enjoy helping people and I really want to support literacy,” Vakili said. As a librarian, Vakili said she values m...

New to the neighborhood: Psychologist Lina Chung

New to the neighborhood: Psychologist Lina Chung

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015


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Lina Chung is the new school psychologist. Chung moved to the Bay Area this August from New York, and is now starting her first year in the profession. “I really like [the Bay Area],” Chung said. “It seems like there’s a lot of culture and different experiences. It’s pretty diverse.” As a school psyc...

New to the neighborhood: Special Education paraprofessional Noelle Mason-Wood

New to the neighborhood: Special Education paraprofessional Noelle Mason-Wood

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015


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Noelle Mason-Wood is one of the new special education paraprofessionals this year. It is not her first time on campus, as last year she served as an intern for the technology department, and she attended school here as well. “I’m excited just to see the success my students have, and the changes...

New to the neighborhood: Dean Brooke Chan

New to the neighborhood: Dean Brooke Chan

By James Zhuang, Reporter

October 10, 2015


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 Brooke Chan is a new dean on campus. In the past, she worked as a guidance counselor at Educational Options, an alternative program for students in FUHSD, and was a guidance counselor at HHS for seven years prior to that. Chan said she became a dean because she enjoys working with students. “Eve...

New to the neighborhood: Attendence accounting specialist Candi Marugg

New to the neighborhood: Attendence accounting specialist Candi Marugg

By James Zhuang, Reporter

October 7, 2015


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Candi Marugg is the new attendance accounting specialist. She previously worked for eight years in supply chain management and logistics. “I changed careers because I am a mother of a young family,” Marugg said. “I wanted a more stable . . . schedule. No more long hours.” As attendance acco...

Library amending academic center

Library amending academic center

By Gloria Cheng, Reporter

October 3, 2015


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Upon the beginning of the new school year, new Academic Center Specialist Alessandro Stavoli altered the tutoring system in Homestead’s academic center. The academic center exists at the back of the library and it is where students can receive assistance  with their academics from student tutors. Th...