By Colin M. Prenger ’11
A Jesuit education is one of the main tenets that make Brophy what it is today.
This year, Brophy has added six new teachers and staff members that administrators hope continue the quality Jesuit education.
The new faculty members on campus this year are: Ms. Terri Tierney, Mr. Ryan Hubbell, Mr. Christopher Ramsey, Ms. Hollie Haycock, Mr. Andrew Bradley, and Ms. Krystle Powell.
Ms. Tierney is the President’s Office assistant; Mr. Hubbell teaches in the Social Studies Department and helps coordinate substitute duties for our faculty with Mr. Scott Heideman; Mr. Ramsey teaches Spanish and coaches football; Ms. Haycock teaches Latin; Mr. Bradley teaches Western Civilization and World History; and Ms. Powell is a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
“I wasn’t sure what kind of people I was going to meet at Brophy … but I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” Ms. Powell said of her first impression of Brophy.
After spending a year in Chicago working with those with AIDS, Ms. Powell applied for a job working with students and landed in the Office of Faith and Justice.
Mr. Hubbell has done graduate studies at Stony Brook University in New York, and coached the speech and debate team at Desert Vista.
Mr. Hubbell also did his undergraduate at ASU, but the other teachers are from out of state “which I think also diversifies our faculty,” said Mr. Seamus Walsh, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.
A Phoenix native, Ms. Haycock most recently lived and taught in California where she earned her bachelor’s degree from Pitzer and master’s from UC Santa Barbara.
Mr. Ramsey has his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of San Diego. Shortly after, he joined the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers, which places teachers in under-resourced Catholic Schools.
After Mr. Ramsey finished his term with PACT, he earned his master’s degree, and started teaching Spanish in Massachusetts.
Mr. Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and has recently moved from New Mexico.
“You ask somebody what they teach and they are typically going to name the subject … subject is what we teach (the students), but we really teach young people and form young people,” Mr. Walsh said when asked what administration looks for in a new teacher.