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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

Nida Casuga

Welcome to the wonderful world of special people with heart full of empathy and care to this group of students. I have three commitments to my students namely: 1) To make my students feel good about themselves, 2) To make them enjoy their time here in Hayward High School; and 3)  To help them strive for the best in class, in their homes, and in the community.

teaching schedule: normal days
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
Period 1     8:15-9:13  Functional English
Period 2     9:20-10:18  Functional Math 
Period 3     10:40-11:45  Prep
Period 4     11:52-12:50  Functional Life Skills
Lunch         12:50-1:20  Lunch
Period 5     1:27-2:25  Functional Life Science
Period 6     2:32-3:30  Functional Social Science


teaching schedule: block days
Wednesday Thursday    
Period 1  
 Functional English Period 2  
 Functional Math
Period 3
 Prep Period 4  
10:22 12:14
 Functional Life Skills
 Lunch Lunch    
Period 5  
 Functional Life  Science  Period 6  
 Functional Social Science


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Nida Casuga
Special Education Teacher
Room F-4
 Ext. 61254
(510) 723-3170

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

Who Am I?



Undergraduate College(s): National University, Phils.

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Major(s): Management

Graduate College(s): Master of Science in Education

Degree(s): Educational Management

Special Education Credential Program:  San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Subjects Taught: Multiple Subjects

At HHS, I'm part of: Special Education Department

At HHS since: August 22, 2011

Teaching since: 1988

Anecdotal information: 

Other teacher credentials and degrees:  Education Specialist-Instruction Moderate /Severe Disabilities (Clear) with specialization on Autism, Multiple Subject Credential, and Supplementary Math Credential (all Clear), CLAD Certified,

Previous schools where I taught: East Side Union High School

Awards: Outstanding Teacher, 1996-Phils.

Professional Associations: Association of Filipino Teachers, Bay Area

Born: April 14, 1955

I grew up in the Philippines

I attended high school at: Bulbugan High        

City and State: Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Current City and State:  Milpitas and Brentwood (California)

Hobbies include: Reading Business Books/Stocks, and Autism Book; Gardening

Favorite thing about HHS :  Very supportive administrators and cooperative staff plus good students

Favorite Quote: 1. Humility is a virtue, 2) There is always a better way of doing things,  3) There's always something good in everyone, and 4) Happiness is a personal choice.

Other talents:  License Life Insurance Agent, money matters