The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

Alissa Swauger » Greetings!

Greetings!

Welcome,
 
I am excited to teach Biology, AP Biology, and Career Development in the high school at O'Farrell for the 2018 - 2019 school year! This will be my first year as a full-time teacher at O'Farrell, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing school and community. 
 
I grew up and attended school in Palm Springs, California before attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for my undergraduate work. I received my bachelor's degree (BS) in Environmental Science and had my first experience teaching as a volunteer health educator, where I taught high school health classes in schools around Los Angeles.
 
After graduating from UCLA, I moved to San Diego where I have resided for the past eight years - enjoying all that the county has to offer from Julian to the beaches (especially dog beach)! Recently, I received my teaching credential from San Diego State University (SDSU), which brought me to O'Farrell as a student teacher and substitute last year.
 
The best way to reach me is through email - alissa.swauger@ofarrellschool.org. I have posted my syllabi below for quick reference.
 
Here's to a great year!