After having graduated with a BA in English from Santa Clara University and then working for 13 years in sales and training for Silicon Valley tech companies, one which took her as far as New York City, Ms. Schroeder decided that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and have a greater impact on our children’s future. She changed her career focus, attended St. Mary’s College and received her single-subject teaching credential and has not looked back. Ms. Schroeder has always had a great love for learning, exploring new ideas, and teaching kids, especially in the area of communications (writing, speech, etc.). She has taught English Literature at Campolindo High School in Moraga and Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. She currently substitute-teaches and moderates the yearbook class at De La Salle, an all-boys Catholic college-prep high school in Concord, where her main goal is to help student become better journalism writers.
Ms. Schroeder has a strong belief that being able to articulate oneself in an effective and efficient manner, whether through speech or writing, creates the most impactful foundation for future success. Her enthusiastic yet nurturing demeanor combined with her tireless attention to detail has helped many kids become better writers.
When she is not working with high school kids, Ms. Schroeder works as the Director of a church nursery on Sundays, where she enjoys forming relationships with many families and watching their children’s imaginations and confidence develop. Any chance she can get, she also enjoys spending time with her two sisters and her three young nieces.