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grew up in a large family in small town in central Illinois. She graduated from University of Illinois - Urbana with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, followed by several years working in academic labs in Boston and Chicago. She received her Masters degree in Education from Northwestern University, after which she taught for two years in Chicago Public Schools before her husband's career brought her to California in 2001. Angela considers herself lucky to have been part of the Titan family since then. Angela also received her National Board Certification with emphasis in biology. During her free time, Angela enjoys reading, cooking, running and hanging out with her husband and 2 sons.
Angela Merchant teaches Biology 1AC and Biotechnology.

I graduated from Pinole Valley High School in 1986. I went to the University of Southern California and earned a BA in International Relations with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies in 1990. My teaching Credentials in Social Studies, Spanish and Home Economics were earned at Mills College in 1992 and also an MA in Education in 1994. I started teaching at Logan High School in Union City. I have been at Gunn since 1997. Other things I am into include gardening, archaeology , sewing/quilting, yoga, walking (especially in the Komen Breast Cancer 3-day) and hanging out with my family and friends.

Casey O'Connell was born on a military base and spent his early years overseas in Sardinia. His middle childhood was spent in Charleston, SC. Casey then attended high school, college and graduate school in the northeast. He briefly taught on the college level and worked as a environmental technician and research neuroscientist. He lived in New York and Washington DC before moving to California. Casey lives in San Francisco and enjoys photography, traveling, and any activity that involves being outdoors. Casey O'Connell teaches Chemistry Honors.