teachers

Teachers choose classes based on expertise, passion
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP There are a large number of courses offered at any school, and even more teachers who are able to teach them. So, how are teachers assigned to the classes they teach? With core classes such as math and science, teachers who have experience in the field or have been educated in the topic they are teaching make some decisions straightforward. Also, teachers often teach…
4 teachers become new parents this year
Photos courtesy of the Munro, Kolb, Agliano and Hylle family | Inés Munro (top left), Margaret Kolb (top right), Ezra Hylle (bottom left) and Grace Agliano (bottom right) are all baby girls born to Brophy faculty within the past year. By Edwin Perez ’18 THE ROUNDUP A new year has brought new life to the Brophy community with the addition of of four new babies. Mr. Chris Agliano and Mrs.…
Venberg brings 23 years experience into classroom
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mrs. Venberg speaks with students at lunch discussing global affairs. By Chris Stanek ’19 THE ROUNDUP It is a different dynamic for Mrs. Kristin Venberg being the only female U.S. History teacher at Brophy, although she said it does not affect her. “It really does not feel any different being a female teacher.” Mrs. Venberg said. “I do not really think about it that much because my gender…
Rutt overcomes physical challenges, completes Ironman triathlon
Photo Courtesy of Mr. Will Rutt ’08 | Mr. Rutt completed an iron man in July with a time of 13:37.26. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Will Rutt ’08 overcame physical, mental and spiritual barriers to complete a full Ironman triathlon in Canada on July 24, 2016. Mr. Rutt’s interest in the Ironman triathlon began when his father signed him up for an Olympic distance triathlon in…
Teacher’s share in Catholic education experience
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Not so long a go, Brophy teachers sat in a desk ready to learn. Like their students some attended Catholic schools.  Ms. Lauren Karp attended a Catholic school named Loretto High School in Sacramento,Calif. Ms. Karp also attended Santa Clara for college, a Jesuit university in the Bay Area.       “I adored Loretto as a school,” Ms. Karp said. “Santa Clara just built…
Teachers seek to maintain normal sleep schedule, balance work with rest
By Chase L. Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  While many students struggle with finding a healthy sleep pattern, some faculty members have found a routine and others struggle with getting enough rest. Mr. Andy Mazzolini said he goes to bed almost every night at 9 p.m. and wakes up every morning at 3:30 a.m. “My sleeping pattern started when I was in high school,” Mr. Mazzolini said. “My family was always…
Teachers enjoy intramural sports, form connections with students
By Jeffrey James K. Erdely ’14 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Matt Hooten coaches junior varsity basketball. In his spare time he has fun playing intramural basketball against students. “The fun is me reminding them before the game that if we lose I’ll just take 10 percent off their grade,” he said. Mr. Hooten has been playing intramural sports at Brophy for all seven years he has worked here. Mr. Hooten is…
Teachers mixed on protests
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Over the past three months protestors have agglomerated in the Wall Street financial district of New York City, causing much debate. This protest was given the title “Occupy Wall Street,” to raise awareness of the increasing divide between the rich and poor. This protest has inspired people across the United States to take action in their own states. “I am unhappy with how…
Teachers recognize rich campus history
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14 & Joshua Galvin ’13 THE ROUNDUP Looking at an aerial picture of the Brophy campus from 1928, the Brophy bell tower stands resolute much like the present day. Aesthetically, the buildings have maintained their timeless appearance, but the community housed within their walls has morphed and grown over the years. Mr. Tom Reithmann and Mr. Dan Whitehead are two teachers who have seen a wealth…