Faculty Spotlight

Cory Huttenga: Stories From a Life of Wandering

“Before becoming a teacher, I must have had 100 different jobs over the years—literally,” says English teacher Cory Huttenga. “Cook, waiter, security guard, warehouse packer, salesperson in a garden store—I’ve done it all, and there’s a story behind every one of them.”

History teacher Alan Cameron stands atop desks in his classrom.

Ask Mid-Pen history teacher Alan Cameron how he’s doing on any given day, and he’ll tell you that he’s living the dream. While it might sound like he's saying it in jest, Alan's response is every bit as genuine as his passion for Notre Dame football— unwavering and unquestionable.

Science teacher David Oliver dressed in lab coat in classroom with two students.

“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.