Reopening and Reuniting at Stratford in the Age of COVID-19

As California counties have begun to allow schools to reopen for in-person instruction, many of Stratford’s schools are in the process of welcoming K-8 students back to campus, with stringent health and safety protocols in place.  Prospective families are invited to schedule a tour and learn more.

Della Dastur

Computer Science Teacher

"My goal is to inspire and spread my knowledge, experience, and passion to my students." 

Della Dastur teaches Computer Science at Stratford School’s San Jose Middle School campus.

As a Computer Science teacher, Della wants to spread her passion to her students. In Della’s classroom, students are encouraged to use critical thinking and collaboration skills to build programs and to use perseverance and team work to debug and run their programs.

Della strongly believes that education is not simply about filling her students’ heads with facts, but about igniting curiosity. As William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”