Check out our new Teacher Feature section of Periscope. Every Thursday, we hope to highlight one teacher at CHS, giving you a glimpse into their life beyond the subject that they teach. To read the individual profiles, just click on the teacher’s picture.
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Grade: 12th Subject: English Fun Fact: "Even though I'm an English teacher, my master's degree is in sports management. I am a sports fanatic and professional sports mom."
Subject: Physical Education Grade: 9th and 10th Fun Fact: "I graduated from Carlisle High School in 2005. My senior year I was voted 'Most Likely to Raise a Family in Carlisle."
Subject: US History Grade: 9 Fun Fact: "I sell art professionally. I'm in an art co-op in Chambersburg. Follow me on Instagram @gavazziartworks."
Subject: Design, Digital Design, Graphic Design, and Photography Grade: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have a fascination with gnomes. I have a collection of gnomes that travel the road with my friends and family. When my husband went to Baghdad, he took a gnome with him."
Subject: Sculpture/Ceramics I, II, and III Grades: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have two favorite events during the school year. Each year the art department takes a busload of students to a major city to visit art museums. It's always a lot of fun. I also really enjoy Empty Bowls. We make ceramic bowls and then sell them for $10 at a ice cream social. It's a lot of fun to make the bowls and have the ice...
Subject: AP Language and Composition and Creative Writing Grade: 11 and 12 Fun Fact: "I love Harry Potter! It has such a relatable story and teaches important lessons."
Subjects: Algebra, Algebra II, and AP Computer Science Grades: 10-12 Fun Fact: "I played trumpet in the Penn State Blue Band."
Subject: World History Grade: 10 Fun Fact: "My family is going to get a golden retriever puppy this weekend. I'm very excited!"
Subject: Algebra II and Pre-Calculus Grades: 10th, 11th, and 12th Fun Fact: "One of my hobbies is nail art. Sometimes I will do students' nails before Prom or Homecoming. You can see some of what I've done on Instagram @robyns_nails!"
Subject: Physics Grade: 11th and 12th Fun Fact: "I enjoy playing golf for fun. I also have a small obsession with The Ninja Turtles."
Subject: Geoenvironmental Science Grade: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I was teaching a class one day and the teacher I shared a room with had a class snake in our room. This python would shed its skin, so she would let it out of its cage allowing it to stretch out. While I was teaching, it climbed up the wall and over on top of the shelves. I was the only one to see the snake; none of the students...
Subject: ACT / Gifted and Talented Grade: 9-12 Fun Fact: I am going to Africa for two weeks in the spring for the Teachers for Global Classrooms as a fellow.
Subject: Pre-Calculus Grades: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have completed eight escape rooms and they are my favorite out of school activity to participate in." PS. Check out the brain teaser in his name on the board!
Subject: U.S. History and Civics Grades: 9 and 11 Fun Fact: "I graduated from CHS in '02. Some of my favorite teachers were Mr. Spicer, Mr. Rowland, and Mr. Ickes. I was on Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class Councils, even though I am the Freshmen Advisor."
Subject: English Grade: 11 Fun Fact: "I really like to read and I have 1,000 books in my classroom."
Subject: Social Studies (U.S. History) Grade: 9 Fun Fact: "I used to play school in my friend's basement (her name was Susie and her mom was an elementary teacher). So, I feel like I have fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a teacher! And my daughter, Cora, wants to be a preschool teacher when she grows up."
Subject: English (Mrs. Smetana's Student Teacher) Grade: 10 Fun Fact: I have traveled to 8 different countries.
Subject: 9th grade English, Shakespeare Page to Stage Grades: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have run 3 marathons, which has helped me build up stamina to keep up with my freshmen."
Subject: Boys' Physical Education Grade: 11-12 Fun Fact: "I was a 'baller' back in the day-scoring over 1000 points in my high school career at Hanover High School."
Subject: French 1 & 2 Grade: 9-10 Fun Fact: "I like to bowl! I've been bowling for 3 years now and my highest has been 191 points."
Subject: Girls' Physical Education Grade: 11-12 Fun Fact: "Diane Fossey and Julia Child are my idols. I cook all the time to try to be like Julia Child! I also teach my kids how to cook with me."
Subject: Option I & II English Grade: 11 Fun Fact: "I have performed on stage in a theatrical atmosphere since I was 5 years old. My passion for theatre was kindled at a very young age and I still get the greatest joy from it, even now that I am mostly on the other side of the productions."
Subject: AP Calculus BC, Integrated Math III, Math Department Chair Grade: 11-12 Fun Fact: "I have re-discovered how much fun it is to jump in puddles after it rains and run in circles and slide down sliding boards. My granddaughter is teaching me the joy in the simplest things, and it is amazing. "
Position: Secretary to the Principal (Fowler Office) Fun Facts: "I'm from Long Island. I'm going to see Panic! at the Disco this month. Mrs. Moyer is my sister!"
Subject: English (Certified in English 7-12 and Communications 7-12) Grades (currently): 10th Grade Fun Facts: I work on most of the CHS productions to some degree. I have a degree in theatre. I own a family concession business that I operate in the summer time....
Subject: Concert Choir, Bel Canto Singers, and Chamber Choir Singers , Music Theory I & II, and Musical Theater Grade: 9-12 Fun Fact: "I have two daughters named Ellie and Clara. I have been to Europe 3 times. I can also read multiple languages due to having to sing in many different languages."
Ashley Gogoj & Judith Treffinger
Ashley Gogoj Subject: Art, Painting II, Portfolio, & AP Studio Grades: 11-12 Fun Fact: "In high school, I was extremely accident prone[. I] gave myself whiplash while I was blow-drying my hair, broke my toes in art class, and had a giant moth fly in my ear and got stuck (which ended with a trip to the emergency room). Fortunately, my streak ended after graduating!" Judith Treffinger Subject:...
Subjects: Accounting & Personal Finance Grades: 10-12 Fun Fact: "I love attending rock concerts and riding roller coasters!"
Subject: Biology Grades: 9-11 Fun Fact: "I'm addicted to online shopping and listening to EDM music with my two year old. That's me."
Subject: AP Government and Politics & Psychology Grades: 11-12 Fun Fact: "I love music trivia, but I have no musical ability. I love Chicago, old Metallica, Motown--I mean real R&B music--and anything Jack White; he is a genius."