Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Communication Studies Minor in Public Relations San Jose State University c/o 2016 Social Studies Credential
Greetings scholars and community!
My name is Julia McNeary and I am currently one of the U.S. History teachers here at Pittsburg High School. This is my first full year teaching and I am excited to learn and build with all of you! I am a Southern California native and moved to San Jose to complete my undergraduate degree. When I began my undergraduate career at San Jose State University, I had originally planned to work in the Public Relations field or Recreation and sports management. After taking a plethora of classes unrelated to the career I had planned to go into I realized that my purpose was to work with students and families. Once I completed my BA in Communication Studies and minor in Public Relations, I began working with a non-profit community organization that supported students and families in and outside the classroom for over two years. Through this role, I found an even greater purpose in the classroom and decided to become a full-time teacher.
I became a teacher because I see the value and importance of our youth and because I wanted to give my students the teacher that I never had. My ultimate goal is to support my students in whatever way I possibly can, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to building alongside both our scholars and the Pittsburg community.
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”