The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Mr. Nugent proudly holds his Teacher of the Month Award.

Teacher of the month: James Nugent

By Lily Chadwick, Observations Editor June 8, 2024

Many know him as the teacher who displays a new colorful shirt on the daily, but those who have had the opportunity to be his student know him as so much more. Students of Mr. Nugent admire his uniqueness...

Mr. Christopher Forney smiles while he stands in front of a white board drawing of himself, holding his teacher of the month certificate. He has been teaching MCPS students in subjects such as psychology and world history for 26 years.

Teacher of the month: Christopher Forney

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor May 29, 2024

On the surface: a three-time “Teacher of the Month” award winner. A social studies guru. A certified voyager. Beneath the surface: an artiste. An active listener. A kind-hearted human. These are some...

Mr. Stephen Wilson serves math with a smile every day he can and does his best to brighten students days.

Teacher of the month: Stephen Wilson

By Nate Levine, Social Media Manager March 1, 2024

The undisputed fastest grader in WCHS history. A highly caring teacher his students come to know well and love. A stickler for attendance because he knows that being present in the classroom is what allows...

Ms. Emmalee Kenny proudly holds up her Teacher of the Month sign.

Teacher of the month: Emmalee Kenny

By Clara Young, Copy Editor December 15, 2023

On a dreary school morning, 40 minutes of physical activity or awkward health topics could sound more appealing to the average student. Yet, the Physical Education and Health departments might have changed...

With this year marking her 10th year teaching at WCHS, Ms. Jana Coffey has already made a difference this year. By responding to her students based on how they feel, she is able to make sure everyone feels comfortable.

Teacher of the Month: Jana Coffey

By Cecilia Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor November 13, 2023

While many students at WCHS believe they have been in every single hallway, many have not been able to explore the Bridge department. There, students will find one of the kindest and most passionate teachers...

WCHS teacher Ms. Tebay smiles while holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. This is her second year teaching art at WCHS.

Teacher of the Month: Jillian Tebay

By Tafa Nukator, Assistant Opinions Editor October 18, 2023

Paintings, drawings and photographs are plastered on every wall of the classroom. This decor is certainly befitting for someone who teaches a range of different art classes. When students enter WCHS teacher...

Ms. Malanoski smiles while holding her Teacher of the Month certificate. She has been teaching various math classes at WCHS for 23 years and teaching for 27 years in total.

Teacher of the Month: Monica Malanoski

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor May 16, 2023

Welcome to Maloland, where Among Us doodles are scattered all over white boards and desks are rearranged almost every week. Despite the odd classroom setup, anyone who has had Ms. Monica Malanoski as a...

Mr. Swift proudly holds up his “Teacher of the Month” certificate. This is Swift’s third year at WCHS, where he teaches AP Computer Science Principles and Broadcast TV.

Teacher of the Month: William Swift

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor March 27, 2023

Doing everything from holding skiing world records and working for PBS to teaching high school students, calling Mr. William Swift well-rounded would be an understatement. Known for his bubbly and lively...

Mr. Fishman, the Anatomy and Physiology teacher at WCHS, uses his human skeleton model to assist his students with a visual representation to relate to their learning.

Teacher of the Month: James Fishman

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager October 20, 2022

With both an immense amount of knowledge in the subject and prior experiences that pair perfectly with the course, Mr. James Fishman has a lot to offer as the Anatomy and Physiology teacher at WCHS. Along...

WCHS teacher Evan Rosenthal waiting for the crowd to die down before starting his monolgue on Saturday Night Live.

Live from New York, Mr. Rosenthal makes ‘SNL’ history

By Olivia Yasharoff, Empath April 11, 2022

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” WCHS teacher Evan Rosenthal has heard this famed line more times than he can count, but he never thought he would hear it in-person, especially from backstage....

WCHS Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont   is the November 2021 TOTM, an award he earned through his engaging lessons and close connections with students.

Teacher of the Month: Leonard Dermont

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

After over 30 years of teaching, and 20 of them at WCHS, Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont has finally received the coveted Teacher of the Month award. His devotion to art and teaching...

Erin Brown, an AP World and European History teacher, poses with her Teacher of the Month sign in front of her French flag and historical memes. Her walls are decorated with the flags of different countries in Europe and around the world.

Teacher of the Month: Erin Brown

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

In green Sharpie, Erin Brown writes her name in all capital letters on the paper, adding a personal touch on the sign she will hold as Teacher of the Month. After that, her picture was taken. Even with...

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