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Wendy Maxon says the part of her teaching job at Webb that she enjoys most is really getting to know her students and fellow teachers as individuals.
I’m excited to be teaching all students. Not just the ones who are going to be artists. I want each student to realize that they can have something in art that helps them understand themselves in an authentic way. --Christina Mesiti
A typical day may find Michael Kozden leading a debate session in Spanish or introducing Tai Chi and elements of calligraphy to Chinese language learners. He is fluent in three languages besides English including German, Spanish and Chinese; and he also practices Korean and French.
Theater is challenging, political, it makes us think, and it’s treated as a serious thing at Webb, which is wonderful. --Stefanie Plumley
"We don’t have desks, or work a lot on a black board. We perform, rehearse and listen." - Kyle Champion
In addition to teaching the language, French teacher Bana Dahi likes to open her students’ minds to the world’s challenges and the issues that they don’t think about often.
Math teacher Brian Caldwell likes to create an environment in his classroom where it’s safe for students to think freely, take chances and to not be afraid of making mistakes.
Rick Duque is the embodiment of BMOC (Big Man on Campus) at Webb. Not only is he tall, his hearty laugh, ready smile and infectious school spirit render him easy to distinguish on the playing fields and in the classroom.
Javier Valera had his first official title as teacher when he was just 20 years old ... and he’s been enjoying his work in the classroom ever since.
“I am particularly struck by how amazing it is to be surrounded by a large group of people who so love this place,” said Susanna Linsley of Webb.