Phone: 925.779.7570 x.42770
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Italian Studies - Gonzaga University MA in Italian - San Francisco State University K-12 Single Subject Teaching Credential - San Francisco State University
Ms. Amelia Nevis
Welcome to the Italian Program!
We offer all levels of Italian, from 1-4 and AP Italian Language and Culture. Students in levels 3 -4 are eligible to complete the requirements of a CA State Seal of Biliteracy in Italian at graduation, an honor which will go on their transcript, college application and resume. (see page on the Seal for more information)
I am enjoying my 6th year at DV and am looking forward to a record number of graduates acheiving the CA State Seal of Biliteracy in Italian! I have a BA in Italian Studies from Gonzaga University and an MA in Italian from SF State. I have taught Italian at the middle school, high school, and junior college level, as well as at language schools in San Francisco. I am happy to be bringing Italian culture, language, and FOOD to our Wolverines!
Memberships and recognitions by professional organizations:
AUSD Teacher of the Year 1st Runner Up - 2019
Mary Ann Fellows Award Semi-finalist - 2019
Contributor of the California World Language Framework Revision Committee at the California Department of Education
California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) - active member and participant in the California Language Leadership Initiative (CALLI) of the CLTA
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - active member
Sons and Daughters of Italy, C. Colombo Lodge of Antioch/Pittsburg - active member
California World Languages Project - UC Berkeley and Stanford University (seminars on curriculum design, Project Based Language Learning, technology in the classroom, and World Language Leadership and Advocacy)
Italian Cultural Society and Consulate of Italy - Certificate of Appreciation for Innovative Teaching of Italian and past grants awarded for classroom resources