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Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

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 26, 2018

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

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. ...

Driscoll Teacher Feature: Suzie Talukdar

Driscoll Teacher Feature: Suzie Talukdar

Ian Andres, Scholars Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Suzie Talukdar is the principal at the Michael Driscoll Elementary School. She has been working at Driscoll for a year.  Her mission is to make sure staff, teachers and especially students can get the most out of their learning experiences. She has always wanted to be a leader in education because he...

Teacher Feature: Eric Latimer

Teacher Feature: Eric Latimer

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Eric Latimer’s face lights up, becoming animated as he scrolls through his Instagram feed, analyzing the meaning behind various mixed media sketches. For visual arts teacher Eric Latimer, art is not only his job, but a lifelong passion.   “It just became a habit. The artist Marcel Duchamp sa...

Teacher Feature: Oyeshiku Carr

Teacher Feature: Oyeshiku Carr

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

After yet another eventful summer of sightseeing, learning and befriending, Dr. Oyeshiku Carr bids farewell to the foreign country he has come to know. With this, he can return to the high school with unique perspectives and new stories to tell. Carr’s experiences from around the world give him a one-of-a-k...

New Teacher Features 2017

New Teacher Features 2017

Sagamore Staff

November 9, 2017

Steven Goose

Steven Goose

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

November 7, 2017

Steven Goose is a first-year paraprofessional at the high school this year. Prior to working at the high school, he worked with kids as a camp counselor and as a teacher at a middle school in Natick. In his free time, he enjoys writing, as well as watching sports, specifically his favorite basketbal...

Henry Rutherford

Henry Rutherford

Sabrina Zhou, News Writing Editor

November 7, 2017

Cello player and cook Henry Rutherford recently joined the high school community as a paraprofessional. He likes to catch up with family and friends and play soccer on the weekends. This summer, he learned how to cook with leeks! What is one thing you like about working with students? It's kind of surreal...

Andrew Larson

Andrew Larson

Madeline Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Former barista turned paraprofessional, Andrew Larson likes graphic novels, Harry Potter and working with students. He is switching from Starbucks to the classroom and is super excited to be here. Why did you choose to become a paraprofessional? I have always enjoyed working with students. I...

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

Josh Mandl, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

An alumni of Boston Latin School and Simmons College, Karen Wong is an algebra and biology co-teacher at the high school. When she’s not teaching, she likes to travel and write food reviews for Yelp. What’s your favorite part of the high school so far? I would say how open the community is a...

Courtney Valentine

Courtney Valentine

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

A Brookline High alumnus, Courtney Valentine recently started his position as METCO Coordinator this school year and has an extensive background in education. Most recently, he worked as guidance counselor at Brighton High School, and before that, as a dean of discipline at Madison Park High School. Valent...

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