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10/5/22 3:49 PM

Sam Garcia Islas

I currently teach Living Earth Biology and International Baccalaureate Biology years 1-2. I am also the Science Department Chair and hope to continue to support our amazing students and science staff.  


I graduated from Mt. Diablo High School and received my Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley. After working in Oakland schools leading STEM programs, I decided that education was the the best fit for my goal of helping others.


As a biologist, I truly enjoy working with animals, talking about health, and being out in nature. I currently have chickens, leopard geckos, and live-planted aquariums. I also like to travel whenever I have the opportunity.


I am passionate about education and its ability to open doors. I hope to be able to model and instill a love of learning for all of my students in order to help them achieve their educational and professional goals.

If you wish to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at