Mrs. Halley Leta-Pombo Duarte

Phone: (925) 473-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

AA: Liberal Arts, Los Medanos College AA: Diesel Mechanic, College of the Air Force BA: Kinesiology, minor: Health Science CSU Chico MA.ed: Education, University of Phoenix Credentials: SS: University of Phoenix APE: CSU Chico Adult Ed: UC Berkley

Mrs. Halley Leta-Pombo Duarte

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Welcome to our Classroom!!!!


My name is Halley Leta-Pombo Duarte.  I have been teaching at Pittsburg Adult Education Center since 2011, where I started as an Adapted Physical Education Instructor with Adults that were Visually Impaired at the Lions Blind Center.  Then I started to sub in the classrooms of ESL, ABE (Adult Basic Education), and Adults with Disabilities when I finally found my home in the ESL (English as a Second Language) department.  

I currently teach; High Beginning ESL in Room 26 at nights


Background:  I am still currently in the military reserves and sometimes have to be called up.  I like to go jogging, participate in golf and swimming with my daughter, sometimes we go for hikes or long walks with our dog "Guapo."  My husband is "David" who sometimes will stop by class to help with conversations, he was once an English learning just like all of you.  We have a beautiful daughter who is in High School this year. 

"Remember the only way to learn is to open your MIND, SPIRIT, and SOUL to what the world has to offer.  Put your personal beliefs aside to understand the way someone else lives and enjoys life!


Welcome again and I cannot wait to meet you via ZOOM or in PERSON! 



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