Four new teachers are starting their new positions in the English department at Palo Alto High School for the 2014-15 school year. The Paly Voice sat down with these new teachers to get to know them better.
Bo Cheli is teaching freshmen and sophomores in both the accelerated and regular lanes of English. Previously, Cheli taught for eight years in San Jose and for four years at Homestead High School, where he regularly taught juniors and seniors.
To check out Cheli’s interview, click here.
Trinity Klein teaches in the 10th grade accelerated lane. For the past four years Klein worked in administration at Gunn. Klein also previously taught for 13 years at Paly (the last year she spent at Paly was as dean of students).
To check out Klein’s interview, click here.
Richard Rodriguez is teaching both the accelerated lane for freshmen and World Literature for seniors. Rodriguez taught for 16 years in Los Angeles, where he spent most of his time at Venice High School. At Venice High School Rodriguez taught everything from seventh grade in the gifted lane all the way to 12th grade, according to Rodriguez.
To check out Rodriguez’s interview, click here.
George Vuong teaches both freshmen and sophomores in the accelerated lanes. Vuong originally worked as an assistant systems manager at a health and beauty company that focused on organic skincare, but switched to teaching for the greater social interaction. Vuong worked as a student teacher at Santa Barbara High School and then came to Paly, where he says he has enjoyed the mentorship and support that has been offered to new teachers.
To check out Vuong’s interview, click here.