Hi, I'm Ms. Purcell. I serve as an education specialist for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. This is my 7th year at Kennedy. Previously, I taught at Hoover for 12 years. My class is in room 418 at Kennedy. Currently, I teach special day class, holding multiple credentials in multiple areas, as well as a Masters in Education. Mid career, I received the prestigious Golden Torch Award from San Francisco State University, in the field of special education.
I attended kindergarten at Hawes, grades 1-8 at St. Pius, and Sequoia for high school. I have 3 adult children who all went to Kennedy, and a brother who went to Kennedy as well.I enjoy singing in the choir at St. Pius on Saturday evenings at 5 p.m.My academic policies are: 1) Grades are based mostly on class participation 2) Expectations are for a cooperative community of professional learners. 3) Motto: You never know what you can do until you try.
Parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by phone at (650) 482-2409, ext. 3161, anytime during the school day, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Call me any time during the school day, as I have a billingual assistant. My prep is first period this year if you want my undivided attention ;) At this time, I may also be available during 5th period.