1985 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



Jody Aliesan
(Jo Anne Armstrong)
Class of 1961

Born:  April 22, 1943 - Place:  Kansas City, Missouri. 
Parents:  John D. and Minerva Armstrong.

At El Segundo High School

Active in California Scholarship Federation; member of Omnibus, Junior Class Play, American Field Service (AFS representative to Germany); National Merit Scholar.


Attended Occidental College (1965) and received bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Honors - Phi Beta Kappa; Woodrow Wilson Fellow; received Master of Arts Degree in English at Brandeis University in 1966.


Taught at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama; Lecturer and Curriculum Specialist at University of Washington; Artist in Residence Seattle Arts Commission; Poet of the Northwest; has published six books of poems.  Currently a curriculum specialist, writer, and poet.

"To those who want to write, and who feel alone and different because of it;  Live fully.  Stay close to the work.  Things will get better."