By Sonia Nguyen
Not knowing what his future career would be, Mr. Mark Heringer went through a long journey of careers before settling down in the education field. Before he became a teacher, Mr. Heringer was a musician, a counselor for young men, a drug and alcohol counselor, and also a cashier at a pizza parlor.
Before becoming an assistant principal at Galileo, Mr. Heringer was also a teacher, and has taught in many places over the last ten years. During his teaching career in SFUSD, he taught English to 11th and 12th graders at the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Arts, as well as Health, College and Career, and Drivers ED. Mr. Heringer also taught English to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders at Balboa High School for three years.
While he was a teacher at Balboa, he went to graduate school for administration but waited for a year after he was done with the program to become an administrator. During his wait, he applied to SFUSD to become an administrator, he went through numerous interviews and received the opportunity to first be an assistant principal at Balboa High School, and now has the opportunity at Galileo High School.
“I was given an opportunity to work at Galileo High School to work with other administrators I wanted to work with,” said Mr. Heringer.