Dec 2014 Advocate – New AFT 1493 Exec. Committee Reps.

Introducing new AFT 1493 Executive Committee Reps.

Stephen Fredricks, Skyline College Executive Committee Rep.

Greeting colleagues! I am proud to be a part of the AFT Local 1493’s Executive Committee.
I have been working at Skyline College since 2005, and I have been working in the district since 2002.  Currently, I am a faculty member in the Mathematics Department, and I am the Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Director.  I earned my A.S. in Mathematics from College of San Mateo, my B.S. from UC San Diego, and an M.A. from SFSU.
My job is a very special position – I work closely with first generation Science (aka STEM) majors to facilitate successful transfer pathways for STEM based majors.
I look forward to serving all faculty voices in the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1493.
Thank you.
Najla Abrao, Skyline College Part-Time Faculty Rep.

Abrao-webHello SMCCD! My name is Najla Abrao and I am thrilled to become AFT 1493’s Skyline College Part-Time Faculty Representative.  Thank you for the opportunity.
I have been teaching in the Bay Area for 15 years, primarily at private high schools.  I just began my 12th year teaching at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory.  We’re a private high school in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.  Find the foggiest part of the city and you’ll find our school.  In my time there, I have taught AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and Precalculus.  Other roles I have held while at SI have been Precalculus level leader, SI Live (comedy troupe) moderator, JV Tennis coach, and Faculty Representative.
Before teaching, I began my college career at Diablo Valley College.  From there I transferred to UC Davis, where I earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics.Previous to Skyline, I also taught at UC Davis and Foothill College.  I began teaching at Skyline this past summer and look forward to many years to come.