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Meet the Teachers!

coast is fortunate to have four amazing teachers supporting our program. 
 

coast is fortunate to have four amazing teachers supporting our program. 
 

Breanna Bassett
 
Bree holds credentials in both mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education. She also has a Master’s degree in Special Education. Bree has been with COAST since 2019. Prior to becoming a part of the COAST Family, she taught in a mod/severe ASD class in a middle school, and at a local nonpublic school where she built upon her passion in managing difficult behaviors and teaching meaningful life skills to her students. Teaching Transition is truly my passion and what better place to teach than at COAST! Outside of COAST, Bree has a husband serving in the US Military, two dogs, and two cats. When she is not at work, her hobbies include traveling National Parks, road trips, walking at Cardiff State Beach, and enjoying a meal at Nectarine Grove.
 
 
Carolyn Wong
 
Carolyn has been teaching in SDUHSD since 2006.  She has seen the growth of the program from Adult Transition Program to COAST.  She is excited to see how the program continues to develop with every group of students.  She holds credentials in both mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education.  She also has a Master’s degree in Special Education.  She enjoys connecting with students as they learn new life skills and build relationships within their community.  Within the classroom, Carolyn fosters confidence building and self-advocacy.  She celebrates their many accomplishments along the way, small or large, as they learn valuable transition skills during their time at COAST.  In her free time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, exploring nature, and reading. 
 
 
Haley Hamman
 
Haley Hamman is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara where she obtained her B.A. in History with a minor in Educational Studies, in addition to her Masters of Education and Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Moderate/Severe disabilities. Before entering the field of education, she worked as an in-home care provider for adults with developmental disabilities. Ms. Haley is most passionate about teaching students towards independence. Her favorite thing about COAST is the diversity in content, lessons, and activities that naturally come with a transition program. In her free time, she likes to cook, do yoga, and travel.
 
 
 
Malia McGrath
 
Malia McGrath is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University. She received her B.A in Child and Adolescent development with a minor in Psychology. In addition, she received three credentials in Multiple Subjects, Mild/Moderate and Moderate to Severe disabilities. Continuing her education, she received her Masters in Special Education. Malia has been passionate about empowering individuals with disabilities since she was a T.A for a life skills class in high school. She has experience nannying young children to caretaking for an elderly woman, assisting the CEO and cofounder of D.S Action at Rady childrens and helped hold events for the special olympics. Her favorite part about COAST is creating and maintaining positive relationships with students, staff and assisting students grow into more independent and confident young adults. She loves COAST! Outside of work you can find Malia riding along the coast on her E-bike, hiking, surfing and traveling.