Just like freshmen, teachers have to adjust to new classes as well. A lot of changes have been happening recently around CB. There have been changes to the campus, schedule, and teaching staff. CB has welcomed many new teachers with open arms. One of these new teachers is Mr. Evan Boylan, the new history teacher […]
Just like freshmen, teachers have to adjust to new classes as well.
A lot of changes have been happening recently around CB. There have been changes to the campus, schedule, and teaching staff. CB has welcomed many new teachers with open arms. One of these new teachers is Mr. Evan Boylan, the new history teacher for sophomore World History II and junior American History.
He really enjoys teaching at CB, especially American History.
“American History is my favorite thing in the world — I love teaching about it and writing about it,” he explains, “It’s a strange country with beautiful ideals and terrible realities.”
Coming from Cristo Rey High School, Mr. Boylan is not yet familiar with iPads in the classroom, but his goal for the year is to figure out how to best utilize the device in the classroom.
“I consider this a good challenge,” he explains.
He also wants to prepare his students for their college experience. Teaching his students to read and think critically is a way for him to achieve this goal, and it will help them with their writing skills.
“Most importantly, I want my students to become better writers,” he says of his goals for the year.
Not only is Mr. Boylan familiar with the classroom, but the football field as well He coached football at Cristo Rey for three years and played while he was in high school– for Coach Carmazzi at Jesuit High School. He now coaches Varsity Football for the Falcons alongside his former coach.
“It has been a really cool experience,” the teacher says of working with Coach Carmazzi.
Not only are there a large amount of new teachers at CB and there have also been shifts in who is teaching what. Many new teachers are new to teaching other courses.
Ms. Donna Adam is teaching AP Art History, which is not a new course for CB, but a course new to her.
In the past, Ms. Adam taught a summer class which was a mix of studio art and art history, which is why the subject is familiar to her
“Art history is my passion, I really like teaching it to my students,” she explains.
Lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and group learning aid Ms. Adam in teaching the material. AP Art History is a course where its juniors and seniors learn how to look at art, the back story or historical references on a work of art, the history of the artist, and culture of it.
“Art history is about learning about art, but it’s also about learning how to write about art,” Ms. Adam describes.
So far the students have created a timeline project, where they upload images to their art history timeline and the goal for the year is to create a virtual museum with the timeline.
The CB community is excited to welcome the new changes and additions to the staff, who will contribute to a promising school year.