The posters in Caitlin Berka’s classroom tell a story. One wall is covered with images of Elizabethan England: William Shakespeare, the Globe Theatre, the queen herself. On the opposite wall, photos of the Rolling Stones and the Who hang above a shrine to David Bowie.
“The way I approach teaching science is first to let the kids discover as much as they can themselves by guiding them, and second to help them understand why it's relevant to their lives,” says science teacher David Oliver.
"I believe that had I not lost my hearing, I would never have come to America," says ASL teacher Francis Phiri, who grew up in Zambia.
“I’m not recruiting you to play sports. I’m meeting you where you are at now, and I’m trying to help you get better,” says Athletic Director Kurt Lange.
“English classes teach students how to think. But Gender Studies shows them how to see a new world," says English teacher Tara Theobald-Anderson.