The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

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My name is Katy Leenerts and I am in my ninth year at the O'Farrell Charter School. This school year, I will be teaching AP United States History and AVID 11.  Additionally, I am serving as the high school family leader.  I am a San Diego native and graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor's degree in History in 2008. In May 2018, I received my master's degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University.  In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, listening to live music, cooking, and travelling. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
I believe that education is the greatest equalizer and democratizing agent in our society and that all children deserve access to a high quality instruction. This is achieved through strong relationships, high expectations, and mutual respect. 

Each of my classes will have an assigned Google Classroom page with the syllabus and student assignments.  Please look there for any questions regarding missing work or student curriculum.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email at or by telephone at 619.266.0112 x 5201.  

Here's to a great school year! 

Katy Leenerts