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Tying the knot

Tying the knot

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

February 6, 2015

On Jan. 17, English teacher and Writer Center Adviser, Kelly Stratford, wed her long time boyfriend in front of friends and family at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Marriage is already a serious commitment, but as a teacher, changing maiden names can have a dramatic impact.   “For the...

Ordway is the way

Ordway is the way

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015

11th and 12th grade English teacher, Mrs. Ordway, recently won Downey High School’s teacher of the month for the month of January. While she believes that she just got lucky for winning, many of her students and former students believe that she deserved it.   After joking with her class...

Student teachers leave

Student teachers leave

Moises Martinez Cortez, Community Editor

January 22, 2014

Student English teachers are preparing to conclude their stay with their master teachers and students after spending an entire semester at Downey. After a five-month program which gives college graduates real hands-on experience in teaching, student teachers in the English department such as Ms. Vargas...

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 7, 2012

Starting in November, English teacher Andrea Sims is substituting as counselor for her friend, Nicole Sanders, who is out on maternity leave. She will cover for Sanders for two to three months in bungalow seven.   Sims is the varsity girls volleyball coach, an English teacher, and now a temporary...

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