Teacher Profile – Michael Marmolejo

Marmolejo-290x300Michael Marmolejo
Computer Studies Magnet teacher

How many years have you been teaching in Carl Hayden? About six years.
What’s your best memory that you’ve had so far? The best memory was when I didn’t say my birthday for a long time until a certain student said happy birthday to me and that moment 105 students sang happy birthday to me. That just made me know how much they appreciate me.
What do you like to do during your lunchtime? Generally I take care of business and do work.
Do students come to you for your advice? why? Students come for my advice and I give them the wisdom of not to make mistakes like I did before.
What did you wanted to be before considering being a teacher? I wanted to be a film director but I didn’t go far because the schools for that kind of career are in California. Then I wanted to be a video game designer and it didn’t work either, so that led me to teaching in high school.
What do you always tell students? Do what you love and pursue it with your heart and love.
What’s your favorite hobby? Play video games.
Anything else you would like to say? It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

By Lucio Anchondo (9.18.12)


Alberto Castro

Health teacher, volleyball coach

How many years have you been teaching at Carl Hayden? “I’ve been teaching in here for 14 years.”
What’s your best memory that you’ve had so far? “The best memory that I’ve had so far was when our soccer team made it to the finals three or four years ago.”
What do you like to do during your lunch time? “During my lunchtime I like to strategize  for the volleyball games.”
Do students come to you for your advice? “Students come for my advice because they know that I’m an open person and they learn to trust me and it makes me feel good to help them.”
What did you want to be before considering being a teacher? “I was tracking nursing school but I changed options because I didn’t liked it that much after a while.”
What do you always tell students? “Never let anyone or anything stand in the way to your happiness.”
Anything else you would like to say? “I’m very happy here because of the students because they’re the reason that I love my job.”

By Lucio Anchondo (9.20.12)