Sophia Sisneros teaches 10th grade English 2 College Prep, 11th grade Advanced Placment English Language and Composition, and 12th grade Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition. Sisneros was born in Fremont and grew up here in Newark. She was part of the last graduating class at Newark High School in 1982. She studied at the Berkeley Acupressure Institute in the 1980s and later returned to college, studying Liberal Arts (Ohlone), English, and Teacher Education (both at Cal State Hayward). Some of Ms. Sisneros' favorite reading as an undergrad includes Simone de Beauvoir's All Men Are Mortal, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Boccaccio's The Decameron, and Aeschylus's Orestia. Sisneros furthered her studies in English Literature as an M.A. candidate at Stanford University. Ms. Sisneros has taught English at NMHS since 2006 and was previously an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at NJHS. Sisneros believes in continuing her own learning so that she may bring new information to her students. Ms. Sisneros has taken courses in mindfulness for k-12 students and integrates Mindfulness Education strategies into her English curriculum. Sisneros also practices kundalini yoga and is a KRI certified yoga instructor currently working towards her level 2 certification.