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Héctor Nararro

Héctor Nararro

A New Chapter Begins

Héctor Navarro '17 answered the call to teaching after working for two years at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

History alumnus Héctor Navarro '17 answered the call to teaching after working for two years at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He wrote:

“After working 2 years at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, I felt a calling to teach. My inspiration came from my professors at SCU and my family. So I am now in my first summer quarter of the 2 year CatMAT Masters in Teaching and Credential program at SCU. Simultaneously, I will be teaching 6th-grade homeroom and middle school history at St. Patrick, a Title 1 School in downtown San Jose starting August. I am currently learning how to lesson plan and assess students in my MA Program, and I am still keeping up music practice! I currently play trumpet in Mariachi Santa Cecilia, and I love it. We play all throughout the Bay Area and occasionally have a gig here and there during the Covid Era. (We keep our 6 feet apart for sure.) In other news, I just moved out of my parents' house in South San Francisco to a studio apartment in Downtown San Jose, very close to St. Patrick School.

This is a new chapter in my life. Angie, Nico, my parents, and my late grandma always pushed me to consider teaching, and I think I made the right choice. I hope I can inspire kids to look at their world critically and fight for justice. Hope this is a good little snippet of my life right now! Other hobbies of mine have been drawing and playing soccer :)”

Read more about Héctor and his time at SCU.

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