• Ms. Brandon

    Ms. Joya Brandon, MA

    11th Grade AP Language and Composition Teacher

     Social Justice English Teacher (10th, 11th, and 12th grade)

    Black Student Union Co-Advisor

    Rm. 231

    (510) 618 4600 ext. 2231

    Email: jbrandon@slusd.us


    Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays

    3:15- 4:15 

     Wednesdays & Thursdays

    2:45 - 3:45


    "Mastery of language affords remarkable power." Frantz Fanon 

About Me:

  • Born and raised a Buckeye on Shawnee land, I received my B.A. in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in African American History from Cal State Hayward. I continued my educational pursuits by receiving a Master's degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University. In order to continue to hone my skills as an educator, I completed a rigorous 3-year course with the Alameda County Office of Education studying Arts Integrated curriculum. Additionally, I am also a teaching consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project and a design leader with The Oakland Teacher's Guild. Using this knowledge, I strive to build a safe learning environment for all students while also creating liberatory and equitable opportunities for students to become critical thinkers, writers, readers, and speakers.