WHS Math Department Welcomes Experienced Teacher Jonathan Newman
by Valerie Coleman
This 2017-2018 school year has a handful of new faculty members that were welcomed to become a part of Walkersville High. Math teacher Jonathan Newman is new this year at WHS. Newman is 32 years old and is from North Carolina. Although this is his first year teaching at Walkersville, Newman is experienced because this is his eighth year teaching in total.
Previous to Walkersville, Newman taught eighth grade math at Monocacy Middle for one year. He also taught sixth grade math for one year in North Carolina, which is his home town. In addition, Newman taught precalculus, chemistry, and physics for five years in New Mexico. Currently, Newman teaches Algebra One and PreCalculus.
WHSLionsPride: How do you like Walkersville so far?
Newman: It is very refreshing. I like it a lot more than middle school. My wife actually graduated from here and I love it!
WHSLP: Which school was your favorite to teach at?
Newman: I prefer teaching high school rather than middle.
WHSLP: What is your favorite subject to teach?
Newman: My favorite subject is definitely math.
WHSLP: What college did you attend?
Newman: I graduated from Wake Forest (University).
WHSLP: Have you always wanted to be a teacher?
Newman: No. I used to dream about being a doctor.
WHSLP: What is your favorite niche about teaching?
Newman: I enjoy seeing students have that ‘AHA’ moment. Also, I like being able to connect with students outside the classroom.
Sophomore Thomas Sniezek said, “Mr. Newman is super nice and a really good teacher. I have him for Pre-Calc.” Sophomore Milan Patel added, “I also have him for Precalculus and I think he is an awesome teacher because I am doing well in his class.”
“Mr. Newman has an unique way of teaching his class because he teaches his course differently. He assigns video lectures for homework and we complete extra practice in class,” commented junior Jacob Sepanic. With his different style of teaching, Newman is excited and ready to teach Walkersville students for the remainder of the year.