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Sam Beall

 

Background

 

I was born in Oakland and raised in Alameda for 14 years of my life. I am an Alameda native and was promoted through Paden Elementary school, Wood Middle school, and eventually graduating from Encinal High School in 2011. I continued my education at California State University East Bay, attaining a B.S. in Mathematics and a Minor in Physics. I persisted further by completing the credential program at CSU East Bay. My student teaching placements include teaching at Castro Valley High School in Pre-calculus and at Bancroft Middle School, teaching Math 7. I decided to become a teacher during my time in Encinal as a high school student and my main goal was to be a teacher at the school that fostered my dream. I attempted work in physics research labs and mathematical research, but I always found teaching and working to that “O”-moment when students fully understand what they’re doing to be far more enjoyable and fun.

 

Teaching/Educational Philosophy

 

Success requires a focused mind and persistence. School initially and college especially did not come easily to me. I had seemingly impossible classes, mountains of work prior to graduating, and I was in a serious accident that left part of my right leg permanently damaged. Even though everything that happened, I never once gave up both mentally and physically. Students are not born with some special gene that allows them to work more or less effectively, a student’s success depends on their will to learn, persist, and a goal or dream to be reached.

Personal Note

 

Outside of school, I train in Hapkido (13 years so far) at Hapkido West at CSU East Bay, participate in live action roleplay (LARP) where we fight each other with medieval, foam weapons, and occasionally participate in archery when I can.

Education

California State University East Bay

B.S. in Mathematics 

Minor in Physics

Courses Taught: Math

Email Address: sbeall@alameda.k12.ca.us

Voice Mail: 510-748-4023 ext 2304