A Look at Horizonís Top Teachers.Mrs. Seep - AP U.S. History, AP European History
European History sound like a drag? Not with Mrs. Seep! Plus, you get to make cool projects like designing magazines for WWII Germany. The more creative the better-- Mrs. Seep loves witty comments pertaining to history, politics, and government. And yes, you WILL be recruited for Speech and Debate.
Mrs. Thude - Spanish, French
Teaching the highest level of Spanish may seem intimidating, but not for Mrs. Thude. This is a very different class from her "freshman frenchies", but the two semesters of Spanish 9-10 are full of pipe cleaner projects, clever jokes and play-on words (Yo lata mosca!). And although you can try, you can't get away with pronouncing all English words with a Spanish accent. Lo siento.
Mr. Mariner - Chemistry
Often clad in his trademark tie-dye lab coat (that AP students get to dye!), Mr. Mariner makes chemistry more than just another tedious subject. What other teacher calls a TI-83 model calculator a "nimbus two-thousand"? Whether philosophizing on how current American society "aspires to mediocrity" or turning on the 70's rock, Mr. Mariner makes his class hard to forget.
Mr. Pearlman - English, TV Production
As one of Horizon's very versatile teachers, Mr. Pearlman can teach you anything you want to know about writing and media. Even though the topics discussed in his former classes of newspaper and journalism often were into the political, Mr. Pearlman always makes sure to balance out the discussion. The television class' innovative use of media is always entertaining, especially when the best make their debut at Horizon's own Independent Film Festival. From iMovie to inDesign, the computers do the work but Mr. Pearlman does the teaching.
Mr. Leonard - AP U.S. History, World History
If you havenít had his class, chances are youíve heard of him from the retired but frequent substitute teacher Mr. Hazen. Mr. Leonard enjoyed friendly rivalries with many former social studies teachers such as Mr. Hazen and Mr. Walker. Thereís more to him, though- Mr. Leonard is a world traveler who has traveled as far as Egypt and Australia.
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