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Mount Carmel welcomes Ms. Fagan into the community

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Mount Carmel High School recently hired many new teachers. Ms. Kerrie Fagan was proudly welcomed into the community as an English teacher. She is the one of the new female faculty members here. She primarily teaches Freshman and Sophomore Foundations English, and also Sophomore Excel English.

Ms. Fagan just graduated from St. Norbert, and is now teaching for her first time at Mount Carmel. She says it is difficult since it is her first job, but also because it is a different atmosphere at an all-boys school. She is with teenage boys from 8:00-2:40 each day, and most of the faculty are males so it has been a bit weird for her. Ms. Fagan does admit sometimes she feels like it is harder to earn students’ respect, rather than the other teachers here. She still doesn’t let that affect her drive to teach the young men of Carmel. She is very comfortable with the situation she is in and feels that this is just a learning experience for her and her classes.

Ms. Fagan does have a getaway for relief. Usually three times a week she spends her evenings at Mount Carmel coaching the cheerleaders. She feels this is her girls’ time to get a little break from being with the all-male community. Also what helps her love her time here is the faculty, even though it is majority male. According to her, they are very supportive and she loves being with them. She gets along well with everyone.

Although Ms. Fagan is a female teacher here, there is not much of a disconnect. She enjoys her time here, and feels this is a wonderful school community to be in.

 

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Mount Carmel welcomes Ms. Fagan into the community