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The Hayward High community will develop students and graduates to be:

Focused learners
Analytical thinkers
Responsible and respectful citizens
Mindful collaborators
Effective communicators
Resourceful users of technology
Self-advocating individuals

African American Literature Locker
English 11 Locker
African American Literature

Megan Ball-Elutilo

Welcome to your community of learners. Whether it be on-line in zoom meetings, in breakout groups on line, in independent work, or back in the classroom, we are going to make the best out of this unusual time! Please check your google classroom codes below.   Our Juniors 11P classes are dynamic classes in which students will invest their time in critical thinking, close reading, essay writing, research, Socratic dialogue, and debate.  I look forward to a successful year.  I hope guardians reach out on a regular basis to see how their students are doing and let me know how best I can support their students.  I also hope we can build a strong community around which post-high school planning is key.  I want my students to invest time and energy not only in planning for their future but also in diving in to their passions and interests as they align with their potential career and college choices.  Together, we can make a difference and build our students potential in ways that make them not only self-advocating individuals but also willful participants in society. 

Course Access

To access course content and assignments students can log in to their Google Classroom (student access only). Students and parents can also view the webpages here for each class (see links on this page).

To view grades and attendance students and parents can access the Infinite Campus Portal.

Class Period    

Google Classroom Code

Please go to your google classroom to check your zoom link for our sessions. 

Period 1 Prep  
Period 2 English 11 P x7sqvyn
Period 3 African American Lit. l5dxn7j
Period 4 English 11 P lye4af2
Period 5 English 11 P b6gvaed
Period 6 English 11 P l2x2qjl
Period 7 Prep  

Zoom class links can be found in your Google Classroom.


Megan Ball-Elutilo
English Teacher
Room M-14
Ext. 61282
(510) 723- 3170

Office Hours During Facilities Closure: Tuesday and Friday 2:30 -3:30 

The best way to get in contact with me is e-mail. 



At HHS, I'm part of:  I've coached teachers for four years in addition to teaching; I've also been an advisor for the Speech and Debate Program and a Poetry Slam program; I led Equity Professional Development with my colleagues as well

At HHS since: 1999

Teaching since: 1999

Undergraduate College(s): St. Mary's College of California 

Degree(s): Bachelors of Science in Psychology; Bachelors of Arts in English 

Major(s): Psychology and English 

Graduate College(s): Cal State East Bay 

Degree(s): Masters in Educational Leadership, emphasis Urban Teacher Leadership 

Subjects Taught: English 11, English 11 (Sh), English 11 Honors, AVID 11, ELD 4, ELD 5, Speech and Debate, African American Literature 

Anecdotal information: I love engaging students in critical debate! My goal is to help students develop critical thinking skills so that they feel empowered and so that they become actively engaged citizens. I want my students to always be open minded and ask questions, to be philosophers and truth seekers.  I embrace cultures and like to live with compassion and understanding for all groups. I believe reading helps build empathy and helps create bridges among groups, and I want to inspire that understanding in my students.  I have a mixed-culture family: Nigerian and American.  I enjoy it to the fullest and make sure my three year old embraces both "worlds."  

My greatest joys are: teaching and having a family!

Previous schools where I taught: Oakland Technical High School 

Awards: California League of High Schools Outstanding Educator; California League of High Schools Region 4 Nomination: Teacher of the Year; TEAMS Americorps Fellow; "Phat Friends of the Hizzle" Award, bestowed by the Bay Area Center for Independent Culture and the National All Stars program; Brother Leo Meehan, FSC Award bestowed by the Department of English and Drama on its "most outstanding student" (Saint Mary's College) 

Born: Tarzana, California 

I grew up in: San Fernando Valley 

I attended high school at:       Notre Dame High School   City and State: Sherman Oaks, California 

Hobbies include: writing poetry, Tai Chi, Yoga, dancing 

Favorite thing about HHS: its diverse, dynamic community 

Favorite Quote: Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living"