Phone: 925-779-7570 x42887
Degrees and Certifications:
- AA, American River College, Sacramento, CA, 1988 - BA in History, CSU Sacramento, 1991 - Single subject Social Science and English Teaching Credentials, CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay), 1997
Mrs. Allison Adkins
Welcome to my teacher page! A little about me........I graduated from American River College in Sacramento with my AA degree, and then went on to earn my Bachelor of Arts in History at Sacramento State University. After pursuing a brief career in banking, I began substitute teaching in the Oakland Unified School District. I entered the Urban Academy teaching program at CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay) and earned my secondary social studies and English credentials. I began teaching at DVHS in August of 1999, after 4 years teaching AP Government and Politics, American Government, and US History at Castlemont High School in Oakland.
During my time at Deer Valley, I've taught AP Government and Poilitics, American Government CP, Economics CP, Psychology CP and Leadership. I took on the role of Activities Director and Leadership teacher in the fall of 2013. Since the fall of 2019, I am back as full-time social studies instructor, a role which I sorely missed! I believe that Deer Valley has so much to offer to its students and community, and I'm proud to have been a Wolverine for 22 years!
The 2020-2021 school year is bound to be a challenging one. I believe, however, that we can continue to make meaningful connections about social studies through distance learning. I know this is new for all of us, and I promise to treat my students with compassion - just as long as they remember to rerurn the favor. After all, I'm learning, too! :)