Meet Tom Downs, Linda Ford, & Barbara Hamilton!

Tom Downs


Previous School:
Oak Valley Middle School

Previous Assignment:
6th and 7th Humanities, Science, and electives

Favorite quote:
Too many to choose from

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Bobsledding

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Sometimes

Tell us about your superpowers.
Connecting ideas and events. I am always wanting to know the backstory to why things are the way the are.

Favorite Board Game(s)
Really don't like board games.

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
Opening up school to student creativity and not being limited by group think.

Who let the dogs out?
Why were the dogs in to begin with?

What makes you laugh?
Cleverness and references to unrelated story lines.

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Tenacious

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Students and the things they say. Love watching their faces light up when they have an epiphany

Dream vacation spot
Paris for city and Interlaken, Switzerland for scenery. Used to be Yosemite but I can't get reservations anymore :(
If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?
Wherever they want to go. I can't pick.

Favorite font
Ubuntu


Linda Ford

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”  -Aristotle 

Previous Schools:
SCES and DCES

Previous Assignment:
RSP Teacher 

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Sailing

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Cool

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
Innovation opportunities!

Favorite font
Comic Sans MS




Barbara Hamilton
Literacy Resource Media Tech
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” 

Previous School:
Tierra Bonita Elementary

Previous Assignment:
Librarian and digital support for 1:1 program

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
I eat every part of the broccoli

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
I'm most excited about being a part of such a great way of doing school differently

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Honest

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
I love seeing someone get totally lost in a good book.

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?
Outer space