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Brenda Dolan

My life as a military daughter came to an abrupt halt, when at the age of seven, my father, a Captain and pilot in the Marines, tragically died in a plane accident.  At the time, we were living in Tustin, California, where I went to school and graduated from Tustin High.  Out of high school, I attended Orange Coast College where I received an AA Degree in Home Economics.  I married, built a close-knit family of two girls and a boy (with my first husband), worked a part time job waiting tables, and decided it was time to return to school and start a career.  I choose teaching because I frequently helped in my older children’s classes, and figured I would be good at it.  I completed my BA and got my credential at CSUSM.  My first year teaching was here, at Lincoln.  I left for five years to work at CBA, returned home to Lincoln, and have been here ever since.  For the last eleven years, along with my duties as an English, history, humanities teacher, I have taken on the responsibilities of ASB Advisor.  This aspect of my profession gives me the opportunity to interact with students of all grade levels and interests, which I truly love.