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?

In his most recent book, "Talking to Strangers," Malcolm Gladwell cited an essay I wrote on Amanda Knox for the LA Review of Books, which I'm pretty sure makes me a bonafide American wise man.

What has been your favorite teaching moment at Flintridge Sacred Heart?

Oh wow. Where do I start? Luisa Farroni '22 did an especially memorable job of performing Romeo's murder of Tybalt in my English I class. I was really proud when Cerys Davies '20 won a superior for commentary writing at the Journalism Education Association national convention. In English IV, Sam Covey '19 really threw herself into an essay she was writing on Hollywood glamour, to the extent that she drove all the way out to the Beverly Hills Hotel and posted up in the lobby in order to document the scene there.

What is Flintridge Sacred Heart'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?

At the dog park, at a coffee shop, in my garden, or on my couch

What's your favorite place in the world?

The shore of Lake Superior in Michigan

What are you surprisingly good at?

I have great taste in furniture.

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

Everything by David Foster Wallace

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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
Admissions: 626-685-8521

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