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Now, Linda Gray teaches sophomore English in room 462. Gray took over for a teacher who quit his job within a few weeks of this first semester. For a short period of time, he was replaced by a substitute teacher, Logan Alumnus and former Courier Editor Jeff Coker temporarily.
Taking over the class mid-term " was a bit intimidating at first, especially because my students are going through their 3rd teacher in one semester, but classes are settling down now and I am having an easier time teaching,” she said.
Gray grew up in Zimbabwe in South Africa. She left Africa at the age of 18 and moved to Canada. There she was a teacher’s assistant for 12 years at the University of British Columbia.
Gray moved to the Bay Area in January of 1990, where she attended Mills College in nearby Oakland. “I’ve always wanted to experience the Bay Area lifestyle, which is why I moved here” said Gray.
Gray loves teaching. “I’ve always wanted to be an English teacher, and now here I am teaching English 2 at Logan,” said Gray. “I am also looking forward to hearing the band here at James Logan, I’ve heard they are really good,” Gray also added.