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Deme Sakkis


Deme Sakkis


Position: Teacher, Social Science

Courses Taught: AP World History, World Geography & Culture, SDAIE World Geography and Culture


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  • High School - Ygnacio Valley High School
  • College - UC Davis
  • Credentials -  BA Art History; Communication.  Social Science credential from CSU East Bay

Background: Thanks for stopping by.  I am thrilled to teach at our amazing high school - DVHS - incredible students, staff and administrators.  I am a first generation Greek-American, born in the USA to an immigrant father and Army brat mother. Before becoming a teacher I worked in the non-profit sector at Environmental Defense Fund in San Francisco where I fought the good fight to protect our planet.  I have a passion for healthy living and staying connected to the slower, softer way of life.  Frequently I put my technology away to listen to the leaves in the wind.  My heart drew me to work with young people to help validate their experience as teenagers and give back what was so generously given to me.  Live today as if it were your last and you will have no regrets.


Teaching/Educational Philosophy: Learning and growing is a wonderful lifelong endeavor full of pleasure for the learner.  If I can help a student learn and help him or her thirst for more, I have done my job.


Personal Notes:  

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-- Robert Frost


My Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
(too long to post - worthwhile to google it)