teacher profile

Dunnion leaves lasting impact on students, builds tradition
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Ms. Dunnion, a long time teacher at Brophy, poses in front of  props from her theater productions from Brophy and Xavier. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion has been a part of the Brophy faculty for 26 years and has served in a variety of roles from theater director to English teacher to the head of student activities. Mrs. Dunnion said that she…
Birgenheir flips classroom to benefit students
Photo by Manny Mata-Flores ’19 | Mr. Phillip Birgenheir looks over a student’s work before class starts Jan. 12. Mr. Birgenheir runs a flipped classroom where students work on homework in class and do most of the learning outside of class. [poll id=”36″] By Manuel Mata-Flores ’19 THE ROUNDUP Walking into Mr. Philip Birgenheir’s math class someone might think students just doing homework rather than listening to a lecture is…
Kauffman finds inspiration in students
Photo by Ethan Winkler ’17 | Ms. Deborah Kauffman lectures her class on “Dante’s Inferno.” By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP After almost 20 years on campus, Ms. Deborah Kauffman said that there is one thing that keeps her coming back every year: her students. “I learn something every day that I didn’t know the day before because of you,” Ms. Kauffman said. “When I get into the class and I have this relationship…
Walsh exposes students to diverse authors, pushes writing skills
Photo by Reece Krantz ’16 – Mr. Seamus Walsh lectures his class about a short story. Mr. Walsh teaches a Modern Fiction class for seniors. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Mr. Seamus Walsh said he teaches Modern Fiction class for seniors because he enjoys helping students experience lesser known and diverse authors. The Modern Fiction class teaches entirely fictional writings from the 19th…
Dunnion explores human condition through English, Humanities
Photo by Jose Cardenas ’16 – Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion talks about subject and verb agreement in sentences Aug. 27. Mrs. Dunnion teaches English 3 and Contemporary Humanities. By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP Students know that a class lives and dies by its teacher, and those who have her say that the classes of Mrs. Dorothy Dunnion not only live but thrive. She balances the role of an educator with…
Davis comes back to campus to teach Humanities
By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Humanities teacher, quidditch coach and Alumni Service Corps member Mr. Cooper Davis ’10 said he came back to Brophy after graduating to teach because of the influence of his teachers. “I had such a good connection to the teachers that I had here and felt that it is something that I would like to do with my life, is be involved in the education…
Hooten cites college history classes as inspiration
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Mr. Hooten inputs grades at his desk before school, Feb. 26. Mr. Hooten primarily teaches APUSH, and used to teach for the Teach for America program. By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Now teaching all of the Advanced Placement U.S. History classes, Mr. Matt Hooten began his teaching career 11 years ago. “I began in Teach for America,” Mr. Hooten said. “I was…
Cordova brings native spice to Spanish classes

By Brett A. Mejia ’13

New World Languages teacher Mr. Richard Cordova comes to Brophy with the task of making a difference in the lives of students by getting them to love the language of Spanish.

Mr. Cordova has been teaching for 14 years and he is currently serving his first year as a Brophy teacher, teaching Spanish 2 and Conversational Spanish.

Mr. Grindey incorporates football with religion

By Brett Mejia ’13

As a Scripture and Synthesis teacher students say Mr. Jim Grindey uses his trademark slogans and powerful voice to make religion a memorable experience.

Mr. Grindey has been teaching since 1987, and used to be the Dean of Students at Seton High school.