Substitute becomes full time history teacher


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Mr. David Goldsholl returns to his former high school as a history teacher.

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer

After graduating from Glen Rock High School and working as both a substitute and student teacher, Mr. David Goldsholl became a US history teacher at his former high school.

Goldsholl graduated in 2009 and received his teaching degree from Ramapo College. Goldsholl planned to become a journalist at first, but he switched to teaching halfway.

It took a lot of work for Goldsholl to become a teacher. According to Goldsholl, there were many steps, such as background checks, paperwork, and doing well in school. Additionally, he or she has to know what they’re talking about and make sure they work well with students and coworkers.

“Mr. Goldsholl has a very affable manner. He’s a very cooperative and extremely easy to work with. He’s open to you know new ideas. He’s a pleasure and is a cooperating teacher to work with,” said Ms. Vanessa Hurley, a Special Education teacher who works with Goldsholl.

Goldsholl most enjoys interacting with students as a teacher. He said “All the kids are so welcoming and, when you have that, it doesn’t just feel like a job when you wake up in the morning.”

“He’s very nice to have in the office. He’s got a great sense of humor, very knowledgeable about teaching,” said Mr. Justin Ecochard, a World History teacher who had Goldsholl as a student.

Goldsholl hopes to see his students grow and become more than they thought they could be. He said, “It’s about getting the kids to see potential and maximizing it. For me that’s the ultimate joy of teaching.”

Goldsholl has adjusted well to the school and is having a great time with the faculty and the kids.

“It’s so easy to make the adjustment because everyone helps me out. The faculty here is amazing. I mean I’m dead tired everyday, but it’s still like the people here that make it what it is,” Goldsholl said.

Ashley Robinson, sophomore is glad to have Goldsholl as a history teacher. She said, “He doesn’t teach using power points. He makes things into games and makes it easier to learn that way.”

“I’m about a month in. A little tired pretty worn out, but I love it. If I didn’t love the job, I’d probably be miserable everyday, but like I said to work here with all the great kids and faulty, it’s really hard for me to complain. Everything is just so easy and I’m having a great time,” Goldsholl said.