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Dr. West listens to the daffodils

Dr. West listens to the daffodils

Nora Fellas, Blogger

May 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Features, Turning the Harkness Table

How did an engineering student become an English teacher? Surprisingly, Dr. West was actually always a lover of math and science. West went to college to become an engineer but found himself enjoying his English electives more than his math and science courses. In high school most of his exposure to ...

Forever Mr. Young

Forever Mr. Young

Nora Fellas, Blogger

May 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Turning the Harkness Table

One Winter, about 30 years ago, a young couple went to Iowa for an international job fair to be assigned to teach. They were offered a position to teach in either Costa Rica or The Philippines. “You basically have 24 hours at these things to decide where you are going to teach and where you are goin...

Señor Mercedes lights the way

Señor Mercedes lights the way

Nora Fellas, Blogger

May 1, 2018


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“I have been like a Robin Hood all my life,” said Roberto Mercedes, Spanish teacher, when I asked him what he was like in high school. He had always cared about activism and almost became a lawyer or journalist, but asked himself, “Who am I? Where can I do the most good in the world?” He ultima...

Ms Carnevale in her own key

Ms Carnevale in her own key

Nora Fellas, Blogger

April 14, 2018


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“I learned to read music before I learned to read words,” Ms. Carnevale, Chair of the Department of Performing Arts, told me when I sat down with her last week. Not surprisingly, music has been, “a constant in [her] life.” She started with Suzuki violin at age two, and then moved to the pian...

Mr Turow makes math sing

Mr Turow makes math sing

Nora Fellas, Blogger

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Turning the Harkness Table

When he’s not on stage playing guitar, you’ve probably seen Mr. Turow–or Brad, as many of his students call him–roaming the halls with his nose in a huge red math book. When I asked him about his guilty pleasure, he told me: “It’s not something I like to share, that I do that when I’m by my...

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