Meet the staff: Brent Abelson ready to make history in the classroom

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Amanda Jimenez

New social studies teacher Brent Abelson teaches his world history during his first week on the job.

New social studies teacher Brent Abelson teaches his world history during his first week on the job.
Amanda Jimenez
New social studies teacher Brent Abelson teaches his world history during his first week on the job.

Following the departure of social studies 

teacher Robert Hoeks, Brent Abelson was hired as his replacement.

How do you feel about teaching at our school?

“It’s great. I love the small school. It’s very tight and close-knit.”

What is your preferred teaching style?

“I like to talk to my students for a little bit and then let them work on something for the rest of the period, sometimes in groups.”

What do you like about your students so far?

“They seem really interested in learning, maybe because of their previous teacher. It seems like a good change of pace.”

How did you come across working at this school?

“I found a job posting online. It was weird because I was interviewed last Wednesday, and two days later I was told I got the job, and two days after that I started teaching.”

What are your expectations for teaching here this year?

“To really get to know my students well and get them to realize their potential, improve my teaching skills and produce good results.”