Jenna Dillon-Gasparino: English


English teacher Jenna Dillon-Gasparino. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

Sofia Heller

Jenna Dillon-Gasparino is teaching English III: Living America as a part-time teacher this year, leading two class periods.
Dillon-Gasparino said she was eager to meet her students and hopes she can help them express their individuality.
“I think it’s really important to find your own voice,” Dillon-Gasparino said. “In literature it’s so great because you’re reading all of these other voices, but the real intention is that you’re reading all of these voices in order to develop your own authentic self.”
Dillon-Gasparino taught at Santa Monica High School for 11 years.
Dillon-Gasparino believes that joining the school community will help her as a teacher.
“I feel like there’s a sense of support where people are excited about revealing new things to you and helping nurture growth for students and for teachers,” Dillon-Gasparino said.