Sayuri Shimada » Ms. Shimada's Teacher Page

Ms. Shimada's Teacher Page

About Me
I am a Bay Area Native, who was born in Japan, and came here as a baby.  My parents are both from immigrant families, from Japan and Germany.  I have lived in the East Bay for my whole life, aside from going away to college and living in Japan for a couple of years in my late twenties to teach English. 

I graduated from CSU Chico with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and German.   I went on to earn my teaching credential at CSU East Bay.   I earned my Master of Arts degree from St. Mary's College in Teaching Leadership. 
When I am not teaching, I am baking and cooking, hiking all over the place, playing and coaching soccer, and spending time with my husband and two sons.  I've traveled to twelve different countries and I've been to over half of the states in America.  I love state and national parks and I love living in the Bay Area.
I've been teaching at San Lorenzo High School since 1997, with a brief time off to teach English in Japan.  I enjoy teaching the students here and I am committed to the school.  

Courses I Teach



Newcomer English language development course focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing


ELD Content

Newcomer English language development designated ELD social studies course focusing on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary development for content area mastery


English 11

American literature, expository texts, poems, speeches, and media analysis focused on Common Core State Standards with attention to reading, writing, analysis, collaboration, creative expression, and communication skills

Law, Leadership & Culture Activities
Sheriff Explorers
If you are interested in joining the Sheriff Explorers, you can see me in C-4 or just check the school calendar and show up at the next meeting. It’s that easy!
Ignite Women Leaders
Ignite meets Tuesdays after school. Ignite’s goal is to support women in going into governmental leadership roles in order to cause change and work towards a more representative government. Please see me if you have questions. All are welcome. 
See the course syllabus on the attached PDF below.