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Why I Teach


Mr. Pham and Alma

Don Pham


My name is Don Pham, and I'm excited to be a part of the Sage Creek community.  This year, I will be teaching Physics, Biology, and Fundamentals of Biology.  I am a Bay Area native and have lived in Berkeley and Oakland before moving down to Northern County San Diego.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing basketball, and eating. 

As a teacher, I want to get my students excited about science and be better critical thinkers.  I hope they leave my classroom more curious about the world around them.

Professional Experience

Sage Creek High School (Carlsbad, CA) 2018-Present

  • Fundamentals of Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Teacher
  • Asian Student Union Advisor
  • National Science Bowl Advisor
  • Mock Trial Advisor

Hayward High School (Hayward, CA) 2012-18

  • Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics Teacher
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • Robotics Advisor

UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) 2008-2010

  • Research assistant for the Vulpe Lab on Ecotoxicogenomics

University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Chemical Biology

University of California, Berkeley

San Jose State University

Single Subject Teaching Credential

San Jose State University