Alumni Spotlight: Heather Beasley – Master of Arts in Teaching

Heather Beasley, Master of Arts in Teaching Alumni

Heather Beasley, Master of Arts in Teaching Alumni

University of San Francisco Sacramento Campus asked Heather Beasley, Master of Arts in Teaching Alumni of 2015, to be our next Alumni spotlight! We are honored to feature Heather and we hope you enjoy hearing about her USF experience!

Tell us about yourself, what degree you earned, and what you have been doing since you graduated?

I went back to school in 2013 to begin a new career in education. In 2015, I graduated alongside my fantastic cohort with a teaching credential and Master of Arts in Teaching. Immediately after graduation, I took on a long term substitute position with a charter school teaching 5th grade. Then last year I transferred to a public school in Plumas Lake, California teaching 3rd grade.

How has your USF degree helped you in your career and life?

So much of what I use everyday in the classroom stems from what we read and discussed in class as well as the culminating projects. One project that comes to mind is the development of a unit of study which was required to integrate cross-discipline curriculum and align with Common Core State Standards (CCSS). My 8th grade unit was on immigration and had the students pull archives from Ellis Island to create a final project to display in our own museum of immigration.    Continue Reading

Bachelor of Science Nursing Webinar at University of San Francisco Sacramento Campus

Join us for an informational webinar! On August 8th from 12 pm to 1 pm, hear about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered at the University of San Francisco Sacramento Campus and get answers to your questions! We will be accepting applications for the Spring 18 semester soon!
Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. You will receive a link with log in instructions as we get closer to the date. VA Nurses 1

New School of Education Dean


Shabnam Koirala-Azad has been named the new School of Education dean following a nationwide search.

The appointment, by Provost Don Heller, takes effect immediately.

Koirala-Azad has served as interim dean since January. She started teaching at USF 12 years ago and was promoted to associate dean and then interim dean. As a faculty member, she expanded the comparative and global studies dimension to the school, and served as the department chair of the Department of International and Multicultural Education. She also co-founded USF’s master’s program and doctoral concentration in Human Rights Education — the first ever in the country.  Continue Reading

Dr. Rich Callahan to present at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento

USF Professor, Dr. Rich Callahan, is scheduled to present for the Center for California Studies, drawing on the work of Sierra Health Foundation, and The California Endowment to address the social determinants of health and the implications for California State government. This event will be on June 22nd from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Register by June 20th to attend!

1st Annual USF Sacramento April Action/Earth Day Celebration

The 1st Annual USF Sacramento April Action/Earth Day celebration was a hit!!! Thank you all for participating! Special thank you to Trader Joe’s and Nugget Market for the raffle prize donations, Professor Linda Hargreaves for her donation of organic eggs, to the USF Gleeson Seed Library for the seed donations, and the USF Community Garden for plant clipping donations.