Vandana Makker » Ms. Makker's Teacher Page

Ms. Makker's Teacher Page

About Me
Makker
I was born and raised in California, and am proud to call it home. My parents emigrated from India in the 1960s and '70s, and I have strong ties to Indian culture. I love living and teaching in the East Bay, because it gives me the opportunity to be surrounded by people from so many diverse backgrounds.
 
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2000 and completed my M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley in 2003. I have been teaching at San Lorenzo High since 2002 and I can't imagine teaching anywhere else! My students and colleagues make me laugh every single day, which is absolutely the best part of choosing this career path.
 
Outside of school, I love to travel, read, spend time with my family, and eat lots of yummy food.
Courses Taught
reading
 
English 10
World Literature is a college preparation English course that combines a rigorous study of literature and non-fiction that asks students to make connections between literature and their lives using texts from around the world.
 
English 11: American Literature
American Literature is a college preparation English course that combines a rigorous study of literature and nonfiction that asks students to make connections between literature and their individual American experience.
 
Creative Writing
Creative Writing is designed for those students who love writing (for fun!) and have a desire to explore their potential as writers.
Clubs and Activities
 
In addition to teaching, I am a co-adviser of the California Scholarship Federation at SLz and am a co-chair of the English Department. I also organize our school's Poetry Slams each semester.
 
Contact Me
 
Phone:
(510) 317-3056
Office Hours and Targeted Learning Time:
 
Mondays & Thursdays, 1:15-2:15 P.M.