Teacher of the Month: January

20180112_152231The 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?!”

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Teacher of the Month November

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By: Amanda Ferguson

November’s teacher of the month is Mrs. Wernsman, an English teacher. She has been teaching for 16 years currently.  This year she teaches Pre-English I, English II and English IV.

Mrs. Wernsman said, “I became a teacher because my mom and grandma were teachers and they told me not to. Being the rebellious person I am, I became a teacher.”

Mrs. Wernsman’s favorite thing about being a teacher is, “Being around this age group, teenagers, it’s fun, they are fun and energetic.  They keep you young.”

Wernsman had really good English teachers in High School that really influenced her to be an English teacher.

She said, “They helped me like the subject more and more each year.”

Being a teacher for 16 years Wernsman has made a lot of memories. Her favorite memories involve making relationships with her coworkers over the years.

She said, “Seeing the children from the parents I went to school with is really cool.”

Some fun facts about Mrs. Wernsman are that she likes to refinish antique furniture. She also likes to camp when she gets the chance, and as she says, “I like to read. DUH”

Mrs. Wernsman says, “Contrary to popular belief, I love kids. They are great to be around.  I also have a wicked sense humor.”

This school year Mrs. Wernsman’ s goal is, “To acclimate with the new four day week, trying to make sure the students learn everything they need to while trying not to cram it all in at one time.”