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James Harari



Jim Harari


Position: Math Teacher

Courses Taught: Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus


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  • High School - Langley High School, McLean, VA
  • College - BS Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA; MBA Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Credentials - National University, San Jose, CA


Background: I worked for nearly 25 years in the corporate world for companies like Xerox, Anixter, SBC, AT&T, and ShoreTel.  I climbed up through the sales ranks from individual contributor roles to VP of Sales eventually managing a 200 person, nation-wide sales organization.  

I decided I wanted to do something that I felt was more important in the big scheme of life so I became a teacher!  The students are fun (most of the time!) and I really enjoy being here at Dougherty.  I am also coaching soccer here as that was an important part of my high school and college years.


Teaching/Educational Philosophy: I try to get students to give their best effort.  For some, their best effort gets A's and for others not as high, but I believe the important thing is to do your best.  Coasting through life is not a good plan!


Personal Notes: I live in Pleasanton with my wife Heather and we enjoy being part of the Dougherty Family.  I can often be found early Saturday mornings out on the golf course!