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Melissa Strome and Ryan Horwitz

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There are four teachers who have been at West Bloomfield High School for over 30 years. These teachers are Mr. Bronstein, Mr. Corcoran, Ms. Brody, and Ms. Roback. Spectrum followed up with these teachers and asked them a few questions. Here are their responses.

 

Mr. Bronstein

How long have they been teaching at WBHS?

35 years

What classes do they teach?

Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre Calculus, Pre Calculus

Do they have a motto that they follow?

“It is important to create relationships with students.”

What is their least favorite change over the years they have been at WB?

“How the state government now views public education.”

What is something that they miss?

“Parents that hold children accountable for their misgivings, not the teachers.”

How long have they been teaching total?

39 years

Is there any plan of retirement?

Next year

Where did they graduate from?

Wayne State University with a B.A. and M.A.

Ms. Roback

How long have they been teaching at WB?

36 years

What classes do they teach?

6th grade Math, Typing (on typewriters), Yearbook, Rug Making, Needle Arts, Sewing, Parenting, Child Development (ran a state licensed preschool where students served as the teachers), Living on Your Own, Business Math, Speedwriting, Computer Applications, and Personal Computing, Foods

Do they have a motto that they follow?

“Be firm but fair.”

What is their least favorite change over the years they have been at WB?

Cell phones.

How long have they been teaching total?

40 years

Is there any plan of retirement?

In 3 or 4 more years.

Where did they graduate from?

Michigan State University with a B.A. and M.A.

Mr. Corcoran

How long have they been teaching at WB?

38 years

What classes do they teach?

World Literature, Points of View

Do they have a motto that they follow?

“Everyone’s different and everything changes.”

What is their least favorite change over the years they have been at WB?

“The loss of room 215 as an office for upstairs teachers.”

What is something that they miss?

His brown hair and his sanity

How long have they been teaching total?

39 years

Is there any plan of retirement?

This year 🙁

Where did they graduate from?

Wayne State with a B.A. and Oakland University with a M.A.

Ms. Brody

How long have they been teaching at WB?

42 years

What classes do they teach?

Math, Yearbook, Counseling

What is their least favorite change over the years they have been at WB?

“The loss of room 215 as an office for upstairs teachers.”

How long have they been teaching total?

42 years

Where did they graduate from?

Michigan State University with a B.A. and M.A.

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