Faculty

Former teacher Leyba returns to Spanish Department
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mr. Leyba ’94 converses with students at the Comic Book Club Thursday Aug. 25. By Josh Spano ’18 THE ROUNDUP After being gone for a year, teacher Mr. Jose Leyba ’94 returns to teach Spanish. While away from Brophy Mr. Leyba was living in the state of Washington. “Washington state was great, “Mr. Leyba said.” We had a five minute walk down to the Puget sound.” He also said…
2016 Battle Royale
The annual Battle Royale staged each May is intended to be a satirical and humorous look at what may happen if the faculty did indeed compete in a tournament of wit and strength. The Roundup thanks all participants for their permission.  
Martinez uses college experience to aid students
By Michael Scheinert ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Gil Martinez ended his first year at Brophy in May and said he is loving every minute of it. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame when he was 17, making him the first person in his family to go to college. Upon completion of his years as a student, he went on to work in…
2014 Annual Battle Royale
16 enter, 1 remains. Who will be crowned champion this year? The annual Battle Royale staged each May is intended to be a satirical and humorous look at what may happen if the faculty did indeed compete in a tournament of wit and strength. The Roundup thanks all participants for their permission. Can’t view the image below? Click here to read a PDF version.  
2012 Battle Royale
Click on the image to zoom in. The annual Battle Royale staged each May is intended to be a satirical and humorous look at what may happen if the faculty did indeed compete in a tournament of wit and strength. The Roundup thanks all participants for their permission.
Coach Heideman leaves lasting impression on students
By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP You’re walking through the Brophy mall when you notice a freshman doing pushups in the middle of the pathway. To an outsider this would seem strange, but to a Brophy student you immediately know coach Mr. Scott Heideman is close by. Mr. Heideman first started at Brophy in the Fall of 2007 when he was hired as a full-time substitute teacher, weight training coach…
Fr. Reese celebrates half-century as Jesuit

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12
THE ROUNDUP
Brophy President the Rev. Eddie Reese, S.J. celebrated his 50th anniversary of being a member of the Society of Jesus Saturday, Oct.1.
Fr. Reese, who has served as president of Brophy for 15 years, became a Jesuit in 1961.

Art teacher incorporates ‘chill’ atmosphere

By Jackson Santy ’13
The ROUNDUP

Walking into Mr. Mike Nelson’s ’96 room in Eller, one is immersed into what students call a “very chill” atmosphere.

“I try to model the type of art experience I had at Santa Clara—we are college prep after all. There is structure, but also personal freedom,” Mr. Nelson said.

Entering his ninth year as a Brophy teacher, Mr. Nelson teaches Intro to Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Advanced Placement Studio Drawing.