Hi, my name is Jorgina Angela Hall. I have taught Biology at Vista High School, Life and Physical Science at Southwest Middle School, and Biology at Otay Ranch High School since the school opened in the 2003-2004 school year. Teaching is one of my passions in life, and I hope to inspire my students to enjoy learning new things and possibly to pursue science in the future.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, dancing, traveling, fishing, caring for my bearded dragon lizards, taking pictures, watching movies, playing sports especially basketball, watching football, doing arts & crafts projects, and especially spending time with my husband, children, family and friends.

I was born in Santa Cruz, California. However, I spent most of my childhood and teenage years in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. My mom and dad, Cristina and George Pau immigrated from Macau to the US in the late 1970s to attend college. My mom is a homemaker, and my dad works with Audi. I have one younger brother, Jason, who lives and works in New York City. I have been married to my husband, Michael, since August 2005. Michael was the President for a Managed IT Support company in San Diego, which he started in 2002. My daughter, Kaitlyn, is 3 years old, and my son, Liam, is 1 year old.

I attended Arcadia High School and graduated from a class of 750 students.  In high school I studied hard, was involved with many extracurricular activities, and made many good friends.  I played on the girls basketball team and joined the Yearbook Staff.  I was also involved in clubs.  I was the President for French Club, the Vice President for Earth People, and the Treasurer for Senior Women.  In my spare time I volunteered with my church and a nearby Convalescent Hospital.

After high school, I moved to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego in beautiful and sunny La Jolla. I majored in General Biology and minored in the Teacher Education Program. During my years in college I took many interesting biology classes including Microbiology Lab, Immunology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, and AIDS & Society. I also kept busy by holding positions in my sorority, Sigma Kappa. I made many good friends and learned how to organize events. During the summer of my third year in college I was lucky enough to study abroad in Paris, France for 2 months. I took french classes at the Universite de Paris IV, Sorbonne and enjoyed many cultural excursions to Giverny, Mont-St Michel, and the Loire Valley. I did much sightseeing in Paris and even attended a 1-day cooking class at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. I always had a love for learning, and I finally decided to pursue teaching somewhere during my second year in college. After graduating from UCSD with my B.S. degree, I attended the Teacher Education Program at UCSD and got my single subject teaching credential in Biology and my Masters of Education.

Jorgina’s ORH 10th Anniversary Inaugural Staff Pic