The Observer

TOTM: Bryan Clark

Mr. Clark poses for a photo with his award. The government teacher graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree.

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2020

Social studies classes are some of the most engaging and interesting courses to take at WCHS, especially because of the passionate teachers in the department. AP Comparative Government and AP NSL teacher Bryan Clark is no exception, as students know him for being chill, funny and knowledgeable.  A...

TOTM: Catherine Trouteaud

Catherine Trouteaud, the teacher of the month for the January publication.

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

January 30, 2020

Optimistic, kind, caring and so much more. Honors and AP Physics 1 and JV girls softball coach Catherine Trouteaud has brought light and smiles to the faces at WCHS through her love of teaching. Trouteaud has been teaching for a total of 16 years and two of them have been at WCHS. The beginning of he...

TOTM: Christopher Forney

TOTM: Christopher Forney

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2019

Engaging, caring, dedicated and enthusiastic: all words that accurately describe AP World History and AP Psychology teacher Mr. Forney. Forney has been teaching at WCHS for 12 years now and has since left a positive mark on WCHS and his students. “I like getting to explore content that I emit with students a...

TOTM: Stephan Wilson

Stephan Wilson, math teacher at WCHS.

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

October 17, 2019

A gym enthusiast, family oriented guy and high school teacher at heart, Mr. Stephan Wilson is a source of light in our school. Wilson is a member of the Math department here at WCHS, and teaches Geometry and Honors Algebra 2. When Wilson was in school, he was inspired to become a teacher after he had...

TOTM- Lee

Jonathan Lee is June's Teacher of the Month.

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

June 4, 2019

Although Honors Chemistry is known to be a very difficult course, Mr. Jonathan Lee has made learning effective yet enjoyable for his students. Lee has taught at WCHS for five years. Students every year boast about his impressive teaching style and his unmatched relatability. Before working as a teacher, Lee graduated f...

TOTM: Yih Lee

By Victoria Gunawan, Senior Writer

May 27, 2019

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language department, Yih Lee teaches Chinese 4 through 7 and AP Chinese. Growing up, Lee had no intentions ...

TOTM: Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller is the head of the English department and has loved English since she was a kid.

By Riley Hurr, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2019

Always having known from the beginning that English was her favorite subject, this month’s Teacher of the Month loves to continue and share her love of reading, writing and thinking. Having 18 years of teaching experience, all at WCHS, AP Language and English department head, Jennifer Miller, is ...

April TOTM: Gary Rogers

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

April 3, 2019

Ever wanted to meet a teacher who has extensive knowledge on current events, global warming, pollution, energy conservation or ecological footprints? Well look no further, as WCHS has the teacher for you. A member of the science department, Gary Rogers teaches AP Environmental Science and is a scie...

March TOTM: Yih Lee

WCHS Chinese teacher  Yih Lee is the teacher of the month for March.

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

March 6, 2019

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language department, Yih Lee teaches Chinese 4 through 7 and AP Chinese. Growing up, Lee had no intentions ...

TOTM: Curtis Hart-Southworth

Photo by Vicky Gunawan.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

February 8, 2019

It’s not easy to teach multiple subjects, sponsor a club and raise two sons, but Honors Algebra 2 and MV Calculus teacher Curtis Hart-Southworth fulfills his responsibilities with an enviably calm demeanor. A member of the math department, Hart-Southworth began his career at WCHS in 2006, and this...

December TOTM: Rebecca Smith

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 4, 2019

Not every teacher at WCHS can say that they have taught all high school grade levels, but as AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) becomes increasingly popular, AP CSP teacher Rebecca Smith has become one of those teachers. A member of the Computer Science and Technology department at WCHS, Smith...

TOTM: Scott Rivinius

Scott Rivinius is the November TOTM.

By Max Kandel, News Editor

November 21, 2018

Teaching in three different states and being an athletic director are not simple tasks, but Personal Finance and AP Comparative Government teacher Scott Rivinius has been able to juggle it all. A member of the social studies department, Rivinius has taught a wide range of courses including U.S. History, Wo...

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