Kirsten Searby faculty profile
Kirsten Searby


Phone: 707-664-3899

Office: Stevenson Hall 3029

Curriculum Vitae

Kirsten Searby

Lecturer, Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams

Courses Taught

  • [EDSS 442] Middle and Secondary Teaching in Multicultural Settings
  • [EDSS 443 A/B] Observation and Participation in the Classroom and Seminar: Multicultural Perspectives
  • [EDSS 444] Teaching in the Content Area (English)
  • [EDSS 459] Seminar: Student Teaching in Multicultural Settings(PACT)
  • [EDUC 250] Teaching in a Changing World (for undergrads interested in education)


I came to School of Education as an Educator in Residence in 1997. I taught in the Single Subject Credential Program and in the Teacher Diversity Program. I brought in the "practical experience" from my middle and high school experience as an English and German teacher. After my two-years as an Educator in Residence, I continued to teach for the Single Subject Credential Program as an adjunct lecturer. For the past year, I have also been hired to coordinate the SMTRI and Noyce Scholarship Programs, both programs trying to recruit math and science majors into the field of education.

During my public school teaching experience, I taught students ranging from sheltered, academic, general, honors, and AP English classes as well as served as department chair at both the middle and high schools. At each site, I was the curriculum coordinator.


  • M.A. in Education, Sonoma State University
  • Secondary Teaching Credential, Sonoma State University
  • BA in English, German, Business; Sonoma State University

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Santa Rosa School District
    • School Sites: Teacher, Department Chair, GATE Coordinator, Peer Literacy Coach, Coordinator of University Center, Curriculum Coordinator, BTSA Support Provider
    • District: BTSA Trainer, Professional Development Presenter
  • Sonoma State University: Lecturer for Single Subject Credential Program, Teacher Diversity, and Freshman Interest Group (FIG); student teacher supervisor; coordinator of SMTRI and Noyce Scholarship Program; Noyce Scholarship National Conference attendee

Recent Scholarship and Honors

  • Bell Award, University Center Program, a high school magnet program in partnership with Sonoma State University. I helped develop the program and became the coordinator.(California School Board Association)
  • Educator of the Year, Region 1, California League of High School (11 regions in California)
  • Circle of Excellence Awards (Alumna and Educator of the Year), School of Education, Sonoma State University