Meet the Arts and Culture Faculty

Anita Arellano

Courses: Art 1 - Drawing; Advanced Art - Painting and Digital Art & Design; AP Studio Art 2D

Languages Spoken: English

BIO:

Ms. Arellano is a visual artist and educator.  She received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley in Political Science, her arts education at Parsons, The New School and the Art Students League in New York City and her teaching credential at San Francisco State University. In addition to teaching at Thurgood Marshall, Ms. Arellano has taught graphic design and professional practices at FIDM in San Francisco and drawing and painting at Oakland School for the Arts.  She exhibits regularly in both New York and San Francisco.  

Philip Crawford

Courses: Narrative Theory 1

Languages Spoken: English

BIO:

Philip Crawford was born and raised in Pacific Grove, CA and is the current department chair for Arts and Culture. He has taught on both the West and East coast and began his teaching career at Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts in 1996. He has been the Librarian at Marshall HS since 2013 and holds a BA dual-degree in Women Studies and Literature (UC Santa Cruz) and graduate degrees from San Francisco State University (English, MA) and San Jose State University (Library and Information Sciences, MLIS).

A nationally recognized expert in graphic novels and Children’s and Young Adult literature, his reviews and articles have appeared in such professional journals as The Horn Book; School Library Journal and Knowledge Quest. His publications include the novel for young readers: Wonder Woman: The Fruit of All Evil (2003).

Michael Deleon

Courses: Culinary 1; Culinary 2; Internship

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

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Ana Lino

Courses: Spanish 1; Spanish 2; AP Spanish

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

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Damien Nunez

Courses: Band 1; Band 2; Band 3; Guitar 1

Piano 1; Piano 2; and Piano 3

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

BIO:

Damian Nunez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States to continue his music studies at SFSU School of Music. After graduating in 2008 and completing his teaching credential, he joined SFUSD in 2010 at Thurgood Marshall HS.

Passionate about music from all cultures, Nuñez has being actively involved in many different projects, organizations and artistic activities in the SF Bay Area for the last two decades. These activities include his roll as music director of Lyrics of Sada, a non-profit organization that promotes artistic collaborations with refugees around the world, He has also served as composer and musical director in several theatrical pieces as well as educational collaborations with institutions like SFJazz; SF Symphony; SF Carnaval; and Community Music Center among others. He is also an active participant different music projects in the Bay Area.

Mr. Nuñez has developed our music program to take an active role in the community. He has led our Thurgood Marshall H.S. Band in a number of performances including the SF Carnaval; Asian Art Museum; Laurel Hill Festival; and Mardi Gras celebrations in the Mission District. His commitment and support for our younger generation’s education made him the recipient of the Dream Catcher Award in 2018.

Room: 107 and 119

Email: arellanoa@sfusd.edu

Room: Library

Email: CrawfordP@sfusd.edu

Room: 208

Email: deleonm1@sfusd.edu

Room: 111

Email: lindotannousa@sfusd.edu

Room: A2 and A3

Email: nunezd@sfusd.edu

 

Mr. Nunes

Courses: Creative Computing; Game Design 1; Game Design 2

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

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Room: 309

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