Sophia Sisneros has been a teacher at Newark Memorial High School since 2006 and was previously an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Newark Junior High School. Sisneros grew up in Newark and attended Newark schools K-12. She studied English at CSU Hayward (undergrad and teaching credential) and Stanford University (grad school--English Dept). Sisneros has most recently studied with Mindful Schools to incorporate mindfulness strategies in her English curriculum. She is teaching 10th grade English 2 CP and 11th grade English 3 AP during the 2015-2016 school year.
In addition to teaching English, Sisneros is also a certified kundalini yoga and meditation instructor, with classes in Fremont and Menlo Park.. She is an advanced practitioner, currently studying at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in San Francisco. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking vegan and ayurvedic food.