THE FWSU Story: New Teachers at BFA High School

Every year, for a variety of reasons, BFA requires long term substitute teachers. This year has been no exception. Today, we will introduce you to two teachers who are working in the high school this winter. We asked them a few questions to help get to know them.

Keith McKenna is our long term substitute in English Language Arts. Keith has been with us since mid December and will be at BFA until our February break.

Where is your hometown?

I’m originally from a small farm town in New Jersey called Long Valley.

Where did you go to college?

I attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont!

What were you doing before coming to BFA?

I worked at Underhill Central School as an Academic Interventionist as well as the After School Program Director.

What is your favorite school subject?

My favorite subject in school was definitely English! I always loved the analysis and multiple perspectives that literature allows.

What is your favorite food?

A quality Reuben Sandwich!

Any interesting facts about you that you’d like to share?

I spent over six months in Argentina and Peru studying Spanish and South American cultural movements.

What do you like to do outside of school?

I spend a lot of my time reading and hiking with my dog!

What are your first impressions of BFA?

I really enjoy the relationships between teachers and students! I feel very comfortable in the classroom and around the halls. I think that these relationships provide the perfect environment for learning and exploring new ideas together.

Geoff Glaspie is working in the math department at BFA. Geoff started just before the holiday break and will be teaching until February break.

Where is your hometown?

Today, Essex Junction. I grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan, though.

Where did you go to college?

The University of Michigan.

What were you doing before coming to BFA?

Working for Husky for the last 20 years; last 4 months I have been in the Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP), with the goal of obtaining a VT Educators license and teaching HS (or MS) math.

What is your favorite school subject?

Math – Calculus specifically.

What is your favorite food?

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Any interesting facts about you that you’d like to share?

That teaching is a career change for me – I left to follow my passion for teaching and math.

There is no food I will not eat….and likely enjoy as well.

What do you like to do outside of school?

I like to read, run, travel, ski.

What are your first impressions of BFA?

That the students are friendly, helpful, and care about each other. It feels like a collaboration, not a competition, which is very healthy in a community of people.

The staff is very helpful and supportive; those in my department and outside my department.

It has been a very welcoming environment and experience.

Please join us in welcoming these educators to BFA. In the near future, we will share the profiles of two long term subs from the middle school.

John Tague is the Middle / High School Principal at BFA Fairfax. You can follow him @jtague252 


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