Tom Dibblee

English Teacher
Journalism Teacher
Academic Advisor
DREAM (disabilities awareness club) Moderator
At FSHA Since 2017
Tom Dibblee Englih Journalism Teacher
Mr. Dibblee smiles just before competing in the faculty musical chairs competition during Spirit Week

What do your students call you?

Mr. Dibblee, Mr. Dibs, Dibbles, Dibblee

What has been your proudest professional accomplishment?

Getting a short story selected (out of 9,000 submissions) for publication in the literary magazine “Glimmer Train.”

What has been your favorite teaching moment at FSHA?

My favorite teaching moments happen when one of my students, whether in English, creative writing or journalism, has a big idea for a piece of writing, thinks for a second, and realizes that she's got the resolve to make her idea happen.

What is FSHA's best kept secret?

Every type of student we have feels comfortable here. That's a huge accomplishment.

When not in the classroom/office, where can you be found?

Walking my dogs around Altadena

What's your favorite place in the world?

The Lake Superior shore in Michigan

What are you surprisingly good at?


What book, movie, work of art, piece of music, etc. can you not imagine life without?

Everything by David Foster Wallace

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
High School Office: 626-685-8300
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