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New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

New bill aims to combat teacher shortage in California

Noah Sun, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News

No matter what country or state, almost everybody agrees that teachers make up a crucial role in society. Unfortunately, California is experiencing a massive teacher shortage. Legislators in California recently introduced a bill that would offer educators tax breaks in an effort to keep them in the...

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under News

A widespread teacher shortage in the Bay Area has led to oversized classrooms and inadequate education for bilingual and special education students. However, a state legislator has proposed a radical bill to the California State Assembly that aims to solve this severe problem.   On Jan. 17, Ass...

History teacher awarded for social justice work

History teacher awarded for social justice work

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
January 21
Filed under Campus, Top News

On Jan. 16, Carlmont history teacher Karen Ramroth was given the Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award. This award recognizes teachers in the community who reflect the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and teach students about justice and diversity. Ramroth said, “This award was named after Dor...

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

John DaBaldo is head of the instrumental music program at Carlmont High School. He has taught at the school for eight years, but not many people know that he had a music career long before. DaBaldo started playing the trumpet when he was three after seeing his older brother take up the hobby. “I...

From teacher to mayor: helping is the key

From teacher to mayor: helping is the key

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under Campus

History teacher David Braunstein was sworn in as Belmont’s mayor last week at a City Council meeting. After years on the City Council serving as the Vice Mayor, Braunstein has big plans for his upcoming years of leadership. His will and passion to help his surrounding community is a major factor...

English teacher inspired by his family

English teacher inspired by his family

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 23
Filed under Staff Bios

Robert Colvig, an English teacher at Carlmont, is inspired by his family members’ achievements. Colvig did not start teaching at Carlmont as soon as school started in August. “I was hired two weeks after school started. I have an old mentor supervisor from a credential program. They called...

Teacher touches students’ hearts

Teacher touches students’ hearts

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer
November 12
Filed under Campus

"He helps me with emotional support. That's number one because, if you don't have that, you don't have anything," said Marvin Lomeli. Lomeli is one of the students whom Cary Milia, a guitar player and father, teaches. Milia found his niche in teaching children with disabilities after he subbed long-term...

History teacher featured in national commercial

History teacher featured in national commercial

November 6
Filed under Campus

Money is freedom. Imagine being in a couple of seconds of a commercial and getting paid $625 every 13 weeks as long as it runs. This is what happened to Jaime Garcia. In addition, Carlmont's history teacher was paid $114 because it was aired nationally in the World Series. The commercial is...

Science teacher prepares to have son

Science teacher prepares to have son

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Campus

Heading a department is a bit like having a child. Once one takes on such a great responsibility, it becomes apparent that much love and care are necessary in order for it to realize its full potential. More than anyone else, perhaps, Tina Smith is aware of this. She is the Department Chair of Science...

A new teacher inspired by her father’s work

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

Kristin Robinson joined our Carlmont community this year to continue to pursue her passion for teaching math. Her father has played a huge part in creating her passion for teaching students as he too was a teacher. Robinson said, “My dad is a retired physics teacher. After I graduated college,...

Software engineer becomes math teacher

Software engineer becomes math teacher

Becca Fradkin, Social Media Editor
September 18
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

David Lai, Carlmont’s new Geometry and Algebra I teacher, did not originally plan on teaching as a career. Lai grew up, attended grade school, high school, and college all in the East Bay. Lai said, “I never planned on moving to the Peninsula until I got a job in Mountain View.” In Mountain...

New teacher on campus — Marcello DiCiccio

New teacher on campus — Marcello DiCiccio

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
September 6
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

Marcello DiCiccio is one of the many new teachers on the Carlmont campus this 2014-2015 school year. DeCiccio currently teaches life skills and social studies to freshmen as well as world studies to juniors in room E3. “The students here are very respectful and the staff has been supportive and...

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