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The Lives of Teachers Before They Were Teachers: Mr. Rios

The Lives of Teachers Before They Were Teachers: Mr. Rios

Julissa Villalobos, Photo Editor

October 26, 2015

With a population of 4,400 students being taught and guided by teachers who must memorize more than 100 names and faces, Roger Rios, a true “rock-n-roll” teacher in A-206 develops real connections with his students that they will never forget.   “He seems real. If that makes sense....

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer

November 1, 2013

Freshman/Junior English teacher, Roger Rios, was once part of The Mosleys, a 90s Orange County garage-rock band. Although he was a member of several musical groups, his involvement in The Mosleys was the lengthiest lasting from the mid 90s until 2005. Rios’ band days began long before his teachi...

A long time coming

A long time coming

Edward Valencia, Parents and Teachers Editor

October 18, 2013

English teacher Mr. Kraus, in his fourth year teaching at Downey High, has been awarded Teacher of the Month Award for September. Although Kraus has taught different levels of English, such as 9th through 11th grade English, teaching was not his first job. “I was a mechanic in the Air Force,” ...

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