Joe Poppas










Joe Poppas has been teaching Social Studies for 18 years, is married with three kids and lives in South Berkeley. While he went to UC Davis for his formal education, his backpacking trips and stints on a farm and factory floor did an equal job of preparing him for his career. He loves to hike in Yosemite, get lost in Moe’s Books, and think about the past and how it has shaped the future.

  • AC at a glance

    Choose from the widest possible list of electives, Advanced Placement classes, and courses of study:
    Challenge yourself academically and prepare for success in a 4-year college or university. AC offers academic support for all students.

    Explore your interests and develop your strengths: Decide which subjects to study in depth. AC offers a rigorous program while providing you the most flexibility in course selection.

    Thrive in a diverse yet personalized learning community: Join a cohort of students in the 9th and 10th grade humanities classes and become part of a supportive community. Find friends who share your interests and learn from classmates with wide-ranging world views.