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TOTM- Lee

TOTM- Lee

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Observations

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

TOTM: Yih Lee

By Victoria Gunawan, Senior Writer

May 27, 2019


Filed under Awards, Observations, Teachers

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

TOTM: Jennifer Miller

By Riley Hurr, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2019


Filed under Observations

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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

March TOTM: Yih Lee

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

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

TOTM: Curtis Hart-Southworth

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Observations

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


Filed under Observations

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

TOTM: Scott Rivinius

By Max Kandel, News Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Observations

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...

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

TOTM: Stacye Steele-Yue

By Max Kandel, News Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

Crediting her childhood growing up all over the world—from Columbia to Peru to Spain and to Mexico—this month’s Teacher of the Month, Stacey Steele-Yue, is able to teach her students Spanish culture in ways that they never could have imagined. A member of the foreign language department, Steele-Yue teaches ...

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