After earning my BA in English from UCLA and my MA in Education from UCSC, I taught English to grades 9-12 and electives including AP Language and Composition, Creative Writing, American Literature, British Literature, and World Literature. Additionally I have taught professional writing (proposals, memoranda, resumes, letters) to engineering students at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University, and I have taught sections of Philosophy of Education at UCSC.
Student-centered education that involves choice and voice works well with teenagers. With Gardner's Multiple Intelligences in mind, I use audio, visual, and kinesthetic components in lessons to engage learners of various kinds.
SELECTED GRANTS $10,000 grant from the Ellen Harcourt Foundation for student enrichment. $5,000 grant from the Soquel Fund for the development of multi-disciplinary curriculum. $1,500 grant from the Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institute (AANAPISI) via the San José State University Foundation to participate in workshops with university colleagues to improve writing instruction at SJSU.
BA in English from UCLA. MA in Education from UCSC. Certificate in Coaching for Leaders and Managers via Stanford U. TEFL/TESL Certificate from Oxford Seminars via UCSC.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Caterina, Deb. “Back to School for Bay Area Teens.” San Francisco Examiner.com 28 Aug. 2010. Web. 3. Feb. 2016. Caterina, Deb. “Bay Area Teenage Fashionistas Love My New Red Shoes.” San Francisco Examiner.com 26 Sept. 2010. Web. 3. Feb. 2016. Print. Caterina, Deb. “Five Ways to Make Writing Clear and Concise.” AANAPISI Grant. San José State University, 2012. Web. 3. Feb. 2016 Caterina, Deb. “Mission Totally Possible: Bay Area Teens Make Life Better for Homeless Youth.” San Francisco Examiner.com 19 May 2011. Web. 3. Feb. 2016. Print. Caterina, Deb. “Spring Break Series Part Two: EPAPA Teens Build Homes in New Orleans” San Francisco Examiner.com 20. Apr. 2011. Web. 3. Feb. 2016. Print. Caterina, Deb. “Stanford New Schools Get Back to the Garden.” San Francisco Examiner.com 1 Oct. 2010. Web. 3. Feb. 2016. Print. Edwards, L., Coddington, A., and Caterina, D. “Girls Teach Themselves, and Boys Too: Peer Learning in a Computer-based Design and Construction Activity.” Computers and Education, 29 (1997): 33-48. Print.