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Gibb, Robert Lynn

By | Nov. 25, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Similarities between Boys lacrosse and Girls soccer are few and far between, but one history teacher can bridge the gap. Robert Lynn Gibb coaches both of these teams, while also teaching SPARC US History and AP European History.


Zompa, Ailish

By | Nov. 25, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

ESOL teacher Ailish Zompa did not realize that she wanted to become a teacher until college. Even though her mother was a teacher, Zompa had always thought she would become a journalist. Luckily, she chose to teach instead. She is now an ESOL teacher at Blair and is very happy with the path her career has taken.


Smith, Kenneth

By | Nov. 25, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

The teacher with a gray sweater that reads MBHS in red letters keeps a smile on his face while he sits in his chair talking to one of his students in his classroom after school.


Cohen, Franklin

By | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Teaching for over thirty years has brought great happiness to math teacher Franklin Cohen. He still teaches the same energy and enthusiasm he had fresh out of college.


Waltz, Natalie Beth

By | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Growing up in a small New England town, E.S.O.L. teacher Natalie Waltz had seen very little of the world. "It was very homogeneous; almost exclusively middle class and white," she commented on her hometown of Newtown, Connecticut. Waltz knew that she wanted to see the world and show it to others through teaching.


Gonzalez, Dora

By | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

In her next life, Blair Spanish teacher Dora Gonzalez wants to be a singer. That would be a shame, because she clearly has a passion for teaching. While she admits that singing would be more exciting "in some areas,” she says that teaching is her true calling.


Blitz, Janice

By | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Blitz has been an educator for as long as she could remember. "I've been teaching since I was four of five," she says.


Freeman, Lansing

By | Nov. 20, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

NSL and Peace Studies teacher Lansing Freeman has trouble walking through the halls at Blair. Going from class to class takes a long time; students constantly stop him to say hello.


Scott, Jake

By | Nov. 19, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Jake Scott, 28, has been at Blair for five years in the math department teaching algebra, geometry and pre-calculus. In Scott's classroom students feel a type of relief because of his laid back approach toward teaching. If a person doesn't understand a certain aspect of what he is covering he will slow down in order to leave no one behind. Scott makes sure everyone is learning the material because he cares more about a person walking away with knowledge than having a bunch of unanswered questions.


Lee, Jacob J.

By | Nov. 19, 2002, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Jacob Joseph Lee never met his parents. Foster parents took him in at 2 months old, changing his life for the better. As a teacher, Lee is inspired and determined to spread the kindness he had experienced in his youth to all his students.


AP discussion

By | Nov. 30, 1999, midnight | In Features »


Gainous: ex-football star

By | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Features »

Late in the fourth quarter in the 1965 Orange Bowl, a future Hall of Famer and world class sprinter for Florida A and M fields a punt and goes straight ahead, full speed. Boom! He runs into a brick wall.


Barrow, Pete

By | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Mr. Pete Barrow is now a math teacher at Montgomery Blair High School. However, he originally did not want to teach.

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