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Desiree Roussell

Desiree Roussell

Being here at SFS makes me wish all schools could model inclusiveness of the beautiful diversity we get to experience on campus everyday.

I was born in Oakland and raised all over the Bay Area, one of the most beautiful places in the world to me. That view from the Bay Bridge never gets old, ever. I attended many schools in the East Bay before graduating from Golden Gate Academy to graduate (the senior class trip was to Hawaii!).  

I love music. From freshman to senior year of high school, I studied at UC Berkeley as a voice major. I was fortunate to work with local great musicians like Bill Bell, Phil Reeder, and Bishop Walter Hawkins. I then attended Howard University for one semester before moving to Los Angeles where I lived for 30 years working in the music and entertainment industry. I also served my surrounding communities through Anointed Approach Ministries.

I returned to the Bay Area in 2018 when I met my friend and 8th Grade Science Teacher Eugene Stampley who introduced me to SFS. I feel so very fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity to work at SFS with the great Extended Day Program team.