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Dean of Students


Work Phone: 510-881-4315 Profile Page: Colleen Galloway ’77

Employed Since: 2001

Class of ’77

Educational Background: BA Psychology and Anthropology, UC Berkeley ; Paralegal Certificate, CSU Hayward; MA Administration of Justice, San Jose State; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Jose State

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Special Education Teacher

Best Vacation Ever: Family vacations every summer in Tahoe.

Highlights of working at MCHS:
(1) Returning to my alma mater and seeing the focus on Holy Cross charisms evidenced in the community, especially being family.

(2) Being on stage at the Paramount Theater to be the first to congratulate my son after he received his diploma in 2011.

(3) Coming with my daughter to the Honors at Acceptance Night.

(4) Having students come back to tell me they are majoring in Psychology because my class got them hooked.

(5) Students in my AP Government classes turning 18 and wanting to register to vote.

(6) Having a student explain a concept he was having trouble writing down and seeing the pride in his face when he was successful.

The list could go on and on – we have such an incredible community (faculty, staff, parents/guardians, students, alumni, supporters).