SGMHS Faculty Pursue Doctoral Degrees
San Gabriel Mission High School is proud to announce that two faculty members, Marielle Sallo and Karla Callejas have been accepted to doctoral programs.
Ms. Sallo is the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at SGMHS and a Math and Science Instructor.
She has been accepted to UCLA, pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Ms. Sallo has worked in the “GEAR UP Program” and was a “member of the Support for International Change and taught prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, Africa. It was after her service that she realized teaching was her calling.” Ms. Sallo “believes that the classroom is an environment that encourages active learning between students and the teacher. Her passion in life is to show young women the beauty and perfection in Mathematics and Science.” One quote that inspires Ms. Sallo is from Marcel Proust, “We cannot receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us.”
Ms. Callejas is the Department Chair of Humanities at SGMHS and a Social Science Instructor.
She has been accepted to USC, pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and awarded a Rossier Merit Scholarship for Fall, 2013. Ms. Callejas was named a CSU Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar in 2009-2010. In Fall 2011, she completed “a highly competitive Faculty Internship for the Los Angeles Community College District.” And, this past summer, Ms. Callejas was one of 25 teachers chosen from across the country to participate in the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History Seminar at UC Irvine. She is a “dedicated teacher who is passionate about historical scholarship, education, and the belief that all students can achieve academic success.”
SGMHS is fortunate to have Ms. Sallo, Ms. Callejas, and all of the dedicated educators who have instilled the importance of a college education to all of their students. This has encouraged over 98% of graduates to attend college.