Adding sass to class

Thomas Beltran

Larissa Hernandez

Out of the many teachers on campus, Mr. Casarez changes the standards of the “average” teacher by coordinating pastel colored ensembles with skinny belts to give himself a vintage flair.
Casarez, also known as Mr. C, gains his inspiration from 1940s and 1950s fashion. He has been a devoted fan of both of those eras since his high school years, but just discovered this rockabilly scene in the year 2000.
This Algebra teacher shops at places like vintage shops, rag shops, as well as eBay. He looks up to style icons such as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Desi Arnaz. He especially attempts to recreate their classic looks and hairdos.
“I didn’t know this vintage scene existed; it’s been around since the 1990s too,” Casarez said.
Casarez’ clothing is not the only collection of nostalgia he owns; he also owns a 1950s Chevy Deluxe and enjoys listening to the music from the early eras as well. He listens to jazz music and attends jazz clubs with his rockabilly friends and dances the whole night.
In the classroom, Mr. C is a fresh personality that his students encounter throughout the day.
“He’s different from other teachers, in a good way,” Summer Williams said. “His clothing makes him look humble and easy to talk to.”
“Most teachers dress too professional and show no personality,” Stefani Lang said.
“His clothing makes him look humble and easy to talk to,” Williams said.
This teacher’s personal style helps his students feel more comfortable around him.
While breaking the teacher mold, Casarez is one of the many teachers that are involved in making a positive difference with his students.