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History teacher discusses carpentry, unemployment rates, teaching all boys

By Jackson Santy ’13

Mr. Andrew Bradley

Mr. Kolb’s question from November 2011 “Teacher’s Pet”: If you had dropped out of high school, what do you think you’d be doing today?

A carpenter—like Jesus. I had a really good answer for the question two issues ago too.

I suppose I can make an exception. Looking back to Ms. Mason’s question: “If you could go anywhere in the world for 15 minutes, where would you go?”

Detroit, because who would want to be there for more than 15 minutes? Haha, I’ve been waiting to say that ever since I read last month’s issue.

Now that you’re in your second year of teaching at Brophy, would you consider yourself a seasoned veteran?

No. I feel like I can teach better, but I’m still learning the ins and outs of it, especially with an all-boys school.

Do faculty members haze new members?

Do we haze new members? Hmm, I don’t think so, but we should.

Really. How so?

Leave them at Manresa and have them find their way home.

Recent studies have shown that 18.64 percent of men between the ages 25-34 are currently living with their parents. How do you feel about this statistic?

I wish my parents lived here so I could live with him. Hey free rent, you can’t beat that.

Did you teach anywhere else prior to Brophy?

I did. I taught for four years in rural New Mexico, in a city much smaller than Phoenix.

Where’s your favorite place to be on campus and why?

I think I’d say the Mall. It’s a hub of activity and it’s a place where you can see students in a social environment, outside of the classroom. It’s a neat thing to see.

What’s the highest grade you’d be willing to give a student in your class?

I’ve given students over 100 percent before; I have no problem doing that.

How would a student attain this astronomical grade?

Money helps. Anybody can be bought, or working hard and putting that effort in class. Actually be there in class, instead of just sitting in front of your Tablet and being a wall-flower.

Are you currently obsessed with any TV shows? 

I really love “The Walking Dead,” it’s a great show. I enjoy “How I Met Your Mother” as well.

Who’s your pick for this year’s Meineke Car Care Bowl?

Who are the teams?

They haven’t decided yet.

How about U of A, they have a chance right?

Not really.

I’m ashamed of the fact I don’t know. After all I am the moderator for the sports appreciation club.

Pose a question for the next teacher.

If you could be any kind of animal, what kind of animal would you be and why?


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