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Teacher Deja Vu

Its like looking into a mirror — find out what a few teachers have to say about some of their students that remind them of their high school selves.  Throughout the years, teachers at Christian Brothers have held onto the names and memories of their most memorable students. These names include some students that send the […]

Its like looking into a mirror — find out what a few teachers have to say about some of their students that remind them of their high school selves. 

Throughout the years, teachers at Christian Brothers have held onto the names and memories of their most memorable students. These names include some students that send the teachers into deja vu, seeing themselves exactly as they were in high school.

One of our many beloved science teachers, Mr. Danny Delgado (’79) says that he was a “social guy, not very serious in the classroom but a good student”.

He was able to grasp the concept of the material very quickly with out losing much sleep to studying and school work. Teaching Advanced Physical Science to freshman for almost an entire school year now, Mr. Delgado has gotten to know his students pretty well.

Mr. Delgado uses kind words of praise toward one of his freshmen that reminds him of his teenage self.

Tyler Green (’19) reminds me of myself — he is a gifted student and athlete who has a lot of good things going for him, but he does like to socialize during class time.”

Mr. Delgado describes Tyler as an outgoing and intelligent young man. Recalling times when Mr. Delgado was a high school student roaming the halls of Christian Brothers, he can relate to Tyler and the similarities they share.

Former co-Dean of Students and now science teacher Mr. Dave Levasseur fondly reflects on his four years spent in high school. Mr. Levasseur explains himself as floater.

“I was the kid who would hang out with a lot of different groups in high school,” he claims. “I was able to get along with everyone.”

As a student he describes himself as a hard working, making sure that he got his assignments done and turned in on time. Thinking back to his high school days Mr. Levasseur can see the similarities he shares with sophomore Jake Regino (’18).

In the classroom Mr. Levasseur observes that Jake can move from different lab groups and get along with everyone, just like Mr. Levasseur was able to hang out with the different cliques in school. Similar to Mr. Levasseur, Jake works hard in the classroom to get his assignments done. Mr. Levasseur also points out Jake’s good looks that remind Mr. Levasseur of his young high school self.

History teacher Ms. Cheryl Flaherty had no trouble at all thinking of a student that reminded her of her high school self. Right away she mentioned alumna AnnaMarie Carmazzi ’15.

Ms. Flaherty remembers her time in high school years as being “very involved in sports and student council, I was very hard worker in the classroom as well.” Ms. Flaherty got to know AnnaMarie very well from teaching her in the classroom and coaching her on the lacrosse field.

“As I got to know AnnaMarie better I could see even more of myself in her,” the history teacher says.

Ms. Flaherty admired AnnaMarie’s work ethic and team spirit, reminding Ms. Flaherty of her time spent on the field playing high school and college lacrosse. Ms. Flaherty and Anna Marie are both kind, genuine people who continue to leave a positive mark on the Christian Brothers community.

The next time you walk into your classroom stop and take a minute to think what your teacher was like in high school and if they could’ve been anything like you. This can even be a story you’re actually interested in hearing on the next vocation Friday

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