Phone: 510-231-1431 ext. 25516
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Catherine Druck
I come from a long line of teachers nevertheless; I pursued a career in science, working for Chevron Chemical (Ortho Division) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The work was exciting and rewarding, but something was missing. In 1987, I decided to make a career change. I attended evening classes, received my teaching credential a year later, and never looked back.
I was hired by West Contra Costa school district 29 years ago. During that time I have taught elementary science classes, middle school science at Portola Middle School which was recently renamed Korematsu Middle School, and Pinole Valley High School.
Vista High is my final stop. I have been at Vista for the last 14 years, teaching
biology and chemistry. In addition, I plan and implement the academic curriculum for my 24 individual independent study students who I meet with throughout the week.
I am also the technology liaison for our school, bringing updates and information to our faculty from the district.
This school is the perfect fit for my skills and personality. I love the family-like atmosphere between students and teachers. In addition, I am in awe of my
colleagues’ professionalism. It is truly my honor to work at this school.