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Hello Mustangs! My name is Alison Block and I have been teaching English for thirteen years. I started my career at Palo Alto High School, followed by three years at Ann Sobrato High School, and finally arrived at Capuchino in 2010. Over the course of my career I have taught IB English, AP English, college preparatory English as well as advanced English at the 9th and 11th grade levels, ELD, strategic English support, and intensive English classes. Currently I am teaching ERWC at the senior level. I have served as department chair, professional development coordinator, and freshman/sophomore team coordinator over the course of my tenure.
I am an Aragon graduate (Go Dons!), and I received my BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. I have a masters degree in Educational Leadership and a single subject teaching credential in English from NDNU. So, it’s safe to say...I’m local!
My non-professional life is spent in Oakland, and most free time is occupied with movies, restaurants, and time in nature spent with my dog Clementine - the most wonderful pitbull ever.