Pooja Dimba is our hardworking 4th grade assistant teacher. As well as working at Hausner full-time, she also finds time for many other activities. Read all about her busy life here and learn what type of combat sport she’s recently gotten into.
1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area, where did you come from and what brought you here?
I was born and brought up in the Bay Area! I went to elementary school in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, and middle and high school in Santa Clara. After going to college in the central valley, I knew that I really wanted to come back to the bay.
2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here?
I am a fourth-grade assistant teacher. It is my third year here at Hausner and I love it!
3. What was the highlight of your working week?
In writing workshop, the students are learning how to write realistic fiction stories. It is so nice to see all the kids get excited about their own ideas, as well as their classmates' ideas. Everyone is encouraging each other, and showing so much support. It is really heartwarming!
4. What do you do when you're not at work?
When I'm not at work, I'm usually doing homework for credential school. However, when I have free time, I love to go on hikes, read books, bake, and cook. Recently, I've gotten really into kickboxing, as well! It is super fun.
5. What do you think you would do if you weren't a teacher?
In college, I majored in Management and Business Economics. So, if I wasn't a teacher, I would probably be an accountant.
6. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A fun fact about me - I wake up at 6 am without an alarm clock, but I still only manage to get to work right on time!
7. What is your favorite Hebrew word?
There are so many lovely words in Hebrew. My favorite is probably "Yasher Koach". I think it's the perfect way to congratulate the students for something special that they have done.