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Friday, October 20, 2017


Stresses of being a Class Sponsor

Teachers who volunteer to be class sponsors are in a very stressful position because of the pressures of fundraising, managing officers, and spending countless hours hosting different events. Although there are many tasks and responsibilities that come with being a class sponsor, there are also many positive aspects of being a class sponsor.   The

Last Year as AD for Winterling

After being the athletic director at Galileo High School for the last 27 years, Mr. Winterling is finally retiring at the end of the school year. As he reflects on his almost 30 years in the position he credits his success at the job to a number of people who helped him along the way.

Crumbling Bleachers not Replaced Anytime Soon

The bleachers on Galileo’s athletics field are dilapidated and in dire need of a replacement. Although they were just repainted and resanded 3 years ago, the paint has since peeled and the wood is sharp and dangerous. However Galileo Athletic Director, Coach Winterling, says that there are currently no plans in place to replace the

Ms. Bohannon – Inspired Counselor

 Inspired by a counselor in high school who helped her overcome a learning disability,  new attendance counselor Ms. Maddy  Bohannon, decided she wanted to help others by becoming  a counselor herself. In the past her learning disability made it hard to pass classes, describing it as, “a difficult journey.” However, with the help of her counselor,

Mr. Larsen – Hoping to Impact Galileo Community

Before working at Galileo, Mr. James Larsen worked as an English teacher and instructional coach in the Milpitas Unified School District for 10 years. He became an IRF (Instructional Reform Facilitators) because he wanted to work with the students of the community he lives in and have more of a impact on his local community.

Miss Stiles – Zest for Pets

A passion for animals is the motivation behind Miss. Stiles becoming a high school chemistry teacher. She has always loved animals and got her first pet, a rat, at age 7, which was named Julia and  always had 2-3 pets in the house growing up. Miss. Stiles, decided to turn her passion into a major

From Africa to Galileo

After doing development work in Africa for 8 years, Ms. Hector has now found her  calling as a teacher. She decided to pursue a teaching career after doing projects in Africa because she thought teaching would be a good profession to be more involved in the local community.  Over the summer, Ms. Hector learned to

Ma Comes Back

Galileo alumni, Miss Emily Ma, was motivated by an English teacher to come back to Galileo for her first year of teaching immediately after college.  She hopes to motivate students in this generation to excel in their academics. She says, “I am fresh at teaching but (ELD teacher) Mr. Fanning and (English teacher) Ms. Wagner taught me

The come back

After being a student teacher at Galileo nine years ago, piano teacher, Ms. Aiko Sakura, is comingback to where her teaching career began. Ms. Sakura had been at Herbert Hoover Middle School teaching because there weren’t any available teaching spots open at Galileo. After she was done teaching at Hoover, she heard there was an opportunity

A Passion for People

Motivated by his high school German teacher to make the world a better place, new Galileo English teacher, Mr. Snyder, has a passion for helping people. He explains that his interest in joining the Galileo community, comes from the school population population, wanting to live in San Francisco, and liking the staff. Before coming to

Ms. Su- A lifelong mentor

Looking for better opportunities as a teacher, Ms. Su decided to move on from her teaching position in San Mateo to teach Chinese at Galileo. Ms. Su has a passion for teaching teenagers life lessons because she believes they are mature enough to learn from their mistakes. Ms. Su also believes in keeping  her students

A Traveler’s Tale

Having lived, traveled, and worked in three different countries, Galileo’s new physics teacher, Ms. Emily Stollmeyer, is looking to live in San Francisco and work for SFUSD. Ms. Stollmeyer has been a resident of the Netherlands, Italy and United States within the last ten years! Her love for traveling has moved her to pursue living

Momma Mo no mo?

Having a beautiful struggle is rare, but it all depends on what you do with the lesson you learn from the struggles of life. English teacher Ms. Morrison is known and loved among the students at Galileo. Some of the students have affectionately nicknamed her Mama Mo for the way she cares and shows love

Farewell to Retiring Teachers

A diverse group of teachers will be leaving Galileo after many years in the district. The Galileo community wishes them a wonderful retirement.  Mr. Schnitzer- Mr. Schnitzer has worked at Galileo as an English and Photography teacher for the last 32 years, but has been working at the school in other positions since since 1979.

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