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Kimball travels, teaches and shares his knowledge

Kimball travels, teaches and shares his knowledge

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Regulars, Showcase

While many have never even left the country, French teacher and Head of Global Trips Andrew Kimball has visited 80 countries and speaks six languages. He has traveled all over Europe, South America and Asia, speaking the local language throughout. Kimball is a knowledgeable traveler who brings his experiences w...

Andrews ability to teach both SWS and regular English provides enriching lessons

Andrews ability to teach both SWS and regular English provides enriching lessons

Nina Rogers, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


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Do not call English teacher John Andrews interesting. Sophomore Eve Jones is in Andrews’ C-block world literature class and believes Andrews has a unique and valuable view on the word. “In class, he doesn’t let us use the word ‘interesting,’” said Jones. “We aren’t allowed to use it in...

Alisha Andrew

Alisha Andrew

Aryn Lee, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Prior to working full-time, math teacher Alisha Andrew taught the Calculus Project, a program for students of color and low-income students to improve their math skills. She went to Driscoll Elementary School and the high school and recently graduated from Bridgewater State University. In her free time,...

David Petty

David Petty

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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He has lived in Hawaii, been a house painter and even started two businesses. Computer science teacher David Petty has truly seen everything. He is passionate about computer science, loves basketball and is ready to take on the high school.            What inspired you to teach computer science and web des...

Elena Maimonis

Elena Maimonis

Eleanor Sherman, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Elena Maimonis, the new drama teacher, is a Zumba-lover and Netflix-watcher who loves introducing high school students to drama. Maimonis grew up in Westwood, Mass., and studied psychology at Marist College in New York where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She later went to Emerson University fo...

Jacob Page

Jacob Page

Zoe Tseng, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Jacob Page, a Brookline native, is a specialist counselor in the ExCEL program. He graduated from the high school in 2010 and went on to attend college in Rhode Island. Before working at the high school, he worked at the Lawrence School for four years. In his free time, Page enjoys spending time wit...

Solmaaz Yazdiha

Solmaaz Yazdiha

Jeremy Suh, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Solmaaz Yazdiha teaches 9th and 12th grade English at the high school. Prior to Brookline, she taught in New York City and Belmont. She has skydived and dreams to visit every continent. Her idea of having a good life is to simply be happy. What was your best moment of high school? There are prob...

Parul Matani

Parul Matani

Oliver Fox, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Parul Matani grew up in Michigan and was enthralled with science at a young age. She began a career in cell research but quickly realized her passion lies in teaching others about the science she already knew and loved. This newfound mission took her to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where she taught b...

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Tina Little, Staff Writer

June 16, 2018


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Have you ever wanted to take a class like Friendship in Literature or Spirituality in Literature? Well, both of these theme-based classes are taught by School Within a School (SWS) teacher Karen Harris. Many students think Harris is a skillful teacher because she engages her students through thought...

Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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Spanish teacher and alumni Alisa Conner ‘90 comforts her students, telling them it’s okay to make a mistake, and her students feel engaged and willing to participate. Conner has had many experiences in Spanish-speaking countries and is busy in and out of her classroom. She’s had the opportunity t...

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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The desk is lined with books of all genres. Photographs of his wife and two daughters hang on the wall. A bright yellow sign stands high above his computer that states, “PUSH.”  A copy of In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway sits alone next to a Brookline High lanyard. The bulletin board is tightly packed. What a...

Driscoll Teacher Feature: Francesca Stark

Driscoll Teacher Feature: Francesca Stark

Lyris Alfred, Scholars Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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Francesca Stark, who is a 5th grade teacher at the Michael Driscoll Elementary School, never thought that she was going to become a teacher. “I thought I was going to be more like a political activist, maybe I would go into law and I thought I was going to help protect animals or the environment. ...

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