Degrees and Certifications:

Angelica Alvarez

Ms. Alvarez teaches US History, Modern World History and serves as the AVID Coordinator.  I am also an advisor to the Latinos Unidos Club.  I graduated from San Jose State where I obtained a BA in History and a Minor in Mexican-American Studies.  I continued my education at SJSU and obtained a Single Subject Credential in Social Science.


I grew up in Millbrae and graduated from Capuchino High School.  I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until my sophomore year that I decided to go into Social Science.  I had a great social science teacher who made the subject interesting and fun.  I knew that I wanted to come back and teach at Capuchino because of my own experience.  I had amazing and supportive teachers and a counselor.  That made me want to return and give back to the Capuchino community.  I feel teachers are more than educators, they are also mentors and role models.  One of the things that keeps me motivated to teach is being able to change a student’s mind on how they feel about history.  The other thing that keeps me motivated is when students have an “Ah-ha” moment, where they understand a concept or make a connection to their family history.


In my free time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.