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Jeff Vangene

Vangene Jeff

Jeff Vangene


Position: U.S. History Teacher

Courses Taught: U.S. History, Advanced Placement U.S. History, World History, Government


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  • High School - Foothill High School
  • College - Sonoma State University
  • Credentials - St. Mary's College of California


Background: I was raised locally in Pleasanton, CA where I attended Foothill High School.  Following high school I completed two years at Diablo Valley College where I played baseball as well as attended school.  Afterwards I moved on to Sonoma State University where I continued to play baseball as well as earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History.  Following college I went on to manage a retail store for almost ten years, until I realized that I needed to do something I was more passionate about. I was lucky enough to student teach here at DVHS and get hired after my program was completed.


Educational Philosophy: "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad." – Teddy Roosevelt