Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Mr. Jerry Zander presents a lesson to his seventh period Honors Pre-Calculus class
By Nick Pecora ’21
Question from Sr. Schmidbauer from last edition:
Describe your first job that you actually received a paycheck for.
That’s a good question. I worked at a grocery store, stocking shelves. It was easy!
What are your jobs at Brophy?
Other than teaching math, I’m also the freshmen basketball coach. I also moderate a club — the Stand Up Comedy Club. No, I don’t do stand up comedy, I’m just the moderator!
Have you had prior experience with Catholic education?
Yeah, I’ve been in Catholic education for 22 years.
Did you ever attend Catholic school?
I did, all the way through high school.
What made Brophy stand out to you?
Before this, I was an administrator at Notre Dame Prep, so I knew Brophy relatively well because of working within the Diocese of Phoenix. I always knew it just had an amazing reputation, and the more I got to learn about it, the more it just felt like it was the right place for me to be. So when a math position opened, I just kind of jumped on it, praying that I would get it.
Are you originally from Arizona or did you grow up elsewhere?
No, I grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. After undergrad, I moved to Seattle and then from Seattle down to Phoenix.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would say Greece — the Greek Isles.
What is a question that you have for the teacher featured in the next edition?
If you were a baseball player, what would your walk-up music be?