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Ms. Elizabeth Onyango » My Background...

My Background...

My name is Elizabeth Onyango. I have had the pleasure of working at Grant High School in different positions for the last fourteen years.  Education has been a passion of mine since 1982.


I started teaching the youth when I worked as a lecturer in French in a community college in Kenya, Africa, in 1982.


My husband moved to the United States to pursue further studies in Computer Science and I joined him with my oldest daughter in 1988. It wasn’t easy getting a job right away in the education field, but after getting additional education credentials here in California, I was able to get back to my passion in 1991.


I am a mother of three girls, two of who were born here in the United States. We live close to Grant High School and consider ourselves as real Grant Lancers, having raised our daughters within the community.


During my tenure at Grant I have served  as a teacher and a bridge coordinator in Special Education, as a French teacher and now as a co-teacher in the English  Department where I work with 9th grade and 10th grade students. 


This year we are excited to pioneer the inclusion education model at Grant High School . Your children will have the unique opportunity of working with two teachers in their core English classes. I collaborate with Mr. Steven Miller in the 9th and 10th grade classes. I am sure you have heard exciting accounts from your children about our new endeavors.


Like any new project, our inclusion classes will have lots of successes and challenges as we all try to make the program work. We look forward to working with you collaboratively and know that you will offer your children the necessary support at the home front.


It takes a village to raise a child!