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History Department

Kris AckermanKris Ackerman (Department Head) grew up in the South Bay and started her career in education before coming to Santa Rosa in 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kris stated unequivitable that she wanted to be a teacher in Kindergarten and fell in love with Middle School students after landing a job in a 7th grade classroom. Being able to let your weirdness show as a Middle School teacher is definitely a perk of the job. In her free time Kris likes to read, crochet, bake, hang out with family, and play cards with friends.

Email: kackerman@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23231

Erick GuzmanErick Guzman is a first-generation American born and raised in East LA. His parents are working-class immigrants from El Salvador who fled a civil war. They always emphasized the importance of an education and a strong work ethic. Guzman's mother worked as a domestic servant and his father as a truck driver. Although they never obtained a higher education, they always expected him to do so. Guzman remember how difficult middle school was growing up and sees how it continues to be difficult today. He was fortunate enough to graduate from UCLA with a degree in political science and history. Guzman also obtained a teaching credential in social science and masters in history from CSULA. He has nine years of work experience as a teacher and has served as an educator the majority of his life. Guzman will be a role model at CCLA and offer our youth guidance whenever necessary. 

Email: eguzman@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23213

Nick VeveirosNick Veveiros was born and raised in Rohnert Park, California. He attended Rancho Cotate High School before attending Santa Rosa Junior College, a place where his love of education blossomed. After completing undergrad at SRJC, Nick transferred to UC Davis and graduated with degrees in History and Philosophy. Shortly after, he completed his teaching credential program at Dominican University of California. Nick is in his first year of teaching and is truly enjoying every moment of it. He feels incredibly lucky to be at CCLA. In his free time, Nick enjoys golfing, playing basketball, traveling, hiking, as well as   spending time with friends and family. 

Email: nveveiros@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23224