Teacher Profile: Alberto Castro

CastroHealth-300x254Alberto Castro is 40-year-old health teacher in Carl Hayden. He has been teaching for 14 years. He has had many experiences as a teacher, but the worst experience has been when two of his students were murdered at a Subway, Raphael and Guillermo. They were two of his students seven or six years. However, one of his best experiences was when one of his students acknowledged him during his graduation speech in 2012.

Castro is a very humble man that talks about how he wasn’t always a teacher, but at some point was a dishwasher at a family restaurant. He didn’t always want to be a teacher, at some point he imagined himself as an infectious disease specialist.

He has a very important election running for the position as an ASA Mens Slowpitch Softball representative. That isn’t his only goal. For 2013 his resolution was to continue to lose weight; he has lost 61 pounds in 2012 and up to now has lost 72 pounds. He has much more potential to accomplish his goal. This summer he will be starting Insanity, a very difficult work out.

By Viridiana Lopez and Ruby Rivera