The CB math department has added some new teachers to the equation. There are many new faces in the Christian Brothers staff this year, most of whom are in the math department. The Talon was able to catch up with a few of the new math teachers and ask them about their experience thus far and […]
The CB math department has added some new teachers to the equation.
There are many new faces in the Christian Brothers staff this year, most of whom are in the math department. The Talon was able to catch up with a few of the new math teachers and ask them about their experience thus far and their plans for the year.
Among the new faces is Mr. Michael Grow, who taught for nine years at a charter school on the West Side of Chicago.
“Everyone here, for a lack of a better word, is just really nice , really welcoming” says the new math teacher. “Everyone here is focused on why they’re here.”
Mr. Grow’s favorite part about Christian Brothers is the amazing iPad program we have and how motivated his students are to work.
Along with teaching Algebra 2 and Algebra 2B, he has taken on coaching the water polo team. He has never coached water polo before, but he’s looking forward to a great season.
Just a classroom over from Mr. Grow is another new face in the math department, Mrs. Carla Albright ’04. Mrs. Albright is in her third year of teaching and has taught grades 2-5 at an elementary school in Stockton, as well as junior high students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Geometry. Though she may be a new teacher at CB, this is not new territory for her.
She graduated from Christian Brothers in 2004 and says that coming back “is just like coming home,” especially since her dad, brother and cousins attended CB too.
However, being a teacher on campus is definitely different than being a student, she says. In fact, she says “being a teacher here at Christian Brothers is even better than being a student.”
Mrs. Albright says that the past few weeks of school “have been amazing” and “that it’s weird working along side teachers that were here when [she] was here.”
“I have to learn all the teacher’s first names now,” she said jokingly.
The new math teacher says that she is looking forward to not only having her baby which is due in October, but getting her first year out of the way, and of course, Holy Bowl.
Though the new math teachers are still getting used to CB, they are excited for their first year and the years to come. The math department is lucky to have these two new teachers. Be sure to welcome them as you see them around campus!