About Ms. Gibbons:
Deveney Gibbons, a native Californian, received her first Bachelor’s of Science degree from San Diego State University studying Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in events. She worked in the industry for six years at the San Diego Hall of Champions and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. There, she enjoyed planning sporting and community events yet, wanted more out of her day to day job and decided to go back to school to become a high school math teacher. This decision moved her cross country to Pittsburgh, PA where she received her Master of Science degree in Instructional Leadership and Management, Bachelor’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and a Secondary Teaching Credential in Mathematics at Robert Morris University. After graduation she found herself missing the California coast, leading her to teach college preparatory geometry for a semester last fall at San Luis Obispo High School. Trekking further up the coast, she landed in the East Bay Area and happily accepted a mathematics teaching position at CoCo SPA for the 2017-2018 school year. With family in the area and her educational philosophy aligning with the school, she cannot imagine a more ideal fit. Ms. Gibbons is excited to begin the new school year!
Education is the transformation of life from one generation to the next. Taking these words from John Dewey, life would be everything that surrounds and came before us; our history, knowledge, jobs, institutions, culture, experiences and beliefs. In a broad sense, I agree whole heartedly with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Education must not be motivated by the monetary success one will obtain or looked at as a business to make profit; it must be a means of understanding, improving and maintaining our world and life experiences. I believe our education system should provide every student an equal opportunity to access the highest quality of education that promotes a positive learning environment focusing on creativity and lifelong learning.