Teacher of the week 2: David Wolf
Teachers are real life superheroes. Every day, CHS teachers touch the lives of thousands of students, and their work extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom. To show appreciation for these teachers, the Crier asked students to identify teachers that have made a real impact in their lives. A new student and teacher will be featured each week.
For week two, Pooja Patel, ‘17, nominated history teacher David Wolf.
Patel: The teacher [I’d nominate] would be Mr. Wolf. [He has a] great teaching style and [taught me] life lessons. He was always active in class and made the hardest notes memorable and interesting.
Crier: How do you make history more enjoyable for your students?
Wolf: I engage my students by displaying a genuine passion that I have towards the subject matter of United States History. The passion is displayed through energy and intensity in my teaching style along with being sociable towards my students to help develop connections.
Crier: What are some of the life lessons you’ve taught your students?
Wolf: I have tried to emphasize the importance of following through on issues, being reliable and consistent, holding yourself accountable while having a sense of belief and confidence in yourself, and most importantly, doing the best that you are capable of doing.
Crier: What are some things you like to do with your family outside of school?
Wolf: I like spending time with them. We do things like playing catch in the backyard, going to the pool, bike riding, apple picking, [and] eating out.
Crier: If you weren’t a history teacher, what would you be?
Wolf: I would be a basketball coach.
Crier: If you were a presidential candidate, which other social studies teacher in Conant would you pick to be your VP?
Wolf: Mr. Frank Kernats. He is a man of the people, a straightforward thinker, and very important to my operations.