"It's the strong smell of deja-vu," NSL and AP comparative government teacher Peter Cirincione says. It's Cirincione's first year as a teacher at Blair, but his 5th year as a member of the Blair community.
With his complex background, French teacher Mbaya Subayi fits right in with the diverse population while also standing out as a charismatic teacher.
On the first day of class, James Schafer always does one activity. He asks his students to sit down in the back of the classroom and asks for their name and one interesting thing about them. Unlike most teachers however, by the end of class, he knows each of his student's names.
Siko's native language is French, but is fluent English she recounts her journey since college, which has taken her to three continents and exposed her to many different cultures.
With binders of math curricula filed across his table, one would assume Peter Engelmann was born to teach math. But thatís just not the case.
"Good teachers are born to teach," Mary Lou Thornton says, sitting in her office, surrounded by books, photos and papers. Thornton, who teaches three Honors United States History classes and is the resource teacher for the Social Studies department, has been teaching for a long time. "I've been at Blair since 2004 or 2005. It's been such a long time I can't remember," she says laughing. During her time at Blair she has developed a reputation of being fun teacher with interesting classes.