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New to the neighborhood: Librarian Shannon Vakili

New to the neighborhood: Librarian Shannon Vakili

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015

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

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

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

 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

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...