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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! 

 I have three commitments to my students namely:

1)To make my students feel good about themselves,

2) To make them learn and enjoy their time here in Hayward High School, 

 3)  To help them strive for the best in their classes, in their homes, and in the community.

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.

Period Course
Period 1 Functional English
Period 2

Functional Physical & Life Sciences

Period 3 Functional Life Skills
Period 4 Prep
Period 5 Functional Math
Period 6 Functional Social Sciences


Nida Casuga
Special Education Teacher
Room F-4
 work cell phone:1925-500-0642

School # (510) 723-3170 x 61254 (not available at this time)

My Office Hours are:

1:30-2:30 MWF


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  Education Specialist Instruction Credential Level II from San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA.

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,

Awards: Outstanding Teacher, 1996-Phils.

Professional Associations: Association of Filipino Teachers, Bay Area

Born: April 14

I grew up in the 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:  money matters