In 2018, seniors from Kearny High School’s Biomedical Science and Technology (BST) program began participating in FACES clinical rotations at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The FACES team’s desire to strengthen its partnership with San Diego Unified School District’s College, Career and Technical Education department, paired with Kearny’s close proximity to the hospital and established BST program made this step possible and ideal.
In 2020, Kearny BST’s leadership reached an agreement to embrace the FACES branding and begin implementing their program in alignment with the FACES for the Future Coalition along with other sites across several states. Their vision, mission and purpose have not changed, but through this new connection, their network has expanded. To learn more about Kearny’s BST program, Download the Kearny Program Description (.25MB PDF).
Kearny BST Staff
Donny is a Work Based Learning Coordinator at Kearny High School. His role involves helping students leave high school career or college ready. He is proud to be one of the co-coordinators for the FACES for the Future program at Kearny. He received his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and his Administrative Services credential from San Diego State University. He received his B.A. in History from University of California San Diego. He has worked in San Diego Unified School District since 2009 where he has taught high school Social Studies and served as a middle school Vice Principal for 3 years before accepting his current position at Kearny. Donny loves helping students find their passion and helping them channel their energy toward finding a rewarding career.
Candice has over 15 years of experience as a counselor, teacher, school administrator, and educational consultant. With a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, she has dedicated her career to engaging students in experiences that give them the confidence and competence needed for success. Candice believes in the philosophy that people learn best when immersed in relevant and integrated projects, and that is evident in all areas of her career.