The teacher of the month for January is Charles Cuba. He is one the science teachers here at Sterling High School. Cuba has been teaching here for almost a year. In total he has been teaching for 18 years.
Cuba teaches Earth Science, Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics. One of his favorite parts of teaching is interacting with the students. When asked why he became teacher, Cuba said, “I have always had the ability to explain topics to other people and my professors suggested that I go into teaching.” One the people that Cuba says influenced him was his father. He says, “Before he died he told me to find a profession that would make me happy.”
Cuba has many years of teaching under his belt and has many memories. However he says, “There really isn’t just one memory. I just love to see the look in the eyes of the students who understand something for the first time.”
Cuba has a goal to reach this year and years to come and that goal would be to prepare the students for the future. He hopes to accomplish as much as he can throughout the year.
Here are some fun facts about Cuba. Contrary to popular belief he actually likes being here with the students. He enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. He also enjoys “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Cuba’s favorite holiday is the 4th of July. He says, “It celebrates America and who doesn’t love fireworks?!”