Owen Bissell

2nd Grade Teacher
Education
B.A., Literature & Elementary Education, Principia College
K-9 Credential for all core subjects
6-12 Credential for Language Arts

Mrs. Bissell grew up nearby in Ventura County and come from a family full of educators! She decided to be a teacher when she was 7 years old and never changed her mind. During college, she studied creative writing and studio art in Prague, Czech Republic. She's been the first grade teacher at BHS since 2012.

Why do I love teaching? I just think kids are THE BEST. I enjoy figuring out what makes different types of learners thrive and love supporting them as they navigate through new challenges. Teaching is an extremely engaging career; you need to evolve with each class and must constantly work to learn more about how to teach concepts in better and more engaging ways. It grows me as a person in so many ways.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.