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B.A - History and International Relations - Tufts University J.D. - UC Hastings College of the Law Single Subject Teaching Credential - St. Mary's College

Ms. Diane Bessette

Ms. Bessette grew up as an Air Force brat and attended eight schools by the time she got to high school.  She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a double major in history and international relations.  She graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and practiced law in California for many years, focusing on legal services work and a three year term at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as a staff attorney.  After a fulfilling legal career, she decided to pursue her love of history and teaching and earned her teaching credential at St. Mary's College.  She is thrilled to have landed at Campolindo High School.  Ms. Bessette is the parent of three teenagers and enjoys travel, reading, yoga and gardening.