Most editions of The Report, RPTA's quarterly newsletter, include spotlights on alumni. We encourage you to read The Report, but we also want to highlight our fabulous alumni even more with this dedicated space.
Danielle Fabela (RPTA '98)
Note. Danielle was awarded RPTA Honored Alumna in 2009
RPTA alumna Danielle Fabela earned a Master's degree in Recreation Administration from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2006 with a specialization in Education Administration. During her time at SFSU, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award. Her Masters thesis is entitled: "The Affects of Team Building on Staff Morale Among Part Time, Seasonal Employees of the Summer Programs at the San Bruno Parks and Recreation Department."
She received her Bachelor's degree in 1998 from Cal Poly in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Commercial Tourism.
Currently, she works for the City of San Bruno Parks and Recreation Department as a Recreation Services Supervisor. In this role she supervises seasonal day camps, special events, teen programs, and outdoor trips for the community. She is also teaching Leisure and Lifestyle Development at SFSU.
Since 1990, she has worked in the recreation profession in a wide variety of settings: non-profit and private camps, a private school and in municipal recreation in California, New York and Maine. She is certified in Camp Directing from the American Camp Association (ACA).
In 1998 the National Parks and Recreation Magazine (NRPA) featured her article titled, "A Learning Event" based upon her book, "Special Events for Youth Programs," a creative collection of youth activities for large groups each lasting over an hour.
Note. Spotlight was written by Danielle Fabela and originally appeared in the Spring 2009 edition of The Report