The 2018-2019 school year brought many new faces to halls of the Academy. This year, AHN welcomed four new high school faculty members to our community. In this week's #FeatureFriday, we introduce you to Mr. Robert Quinn. He joins our community teaching Algebra I and Algebra II.
Quinn was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, and attended the University of New Hampshire. While up north, he studied math and computer science before heading down to The University of Tampa where he graduated with a degree in political science.
When asked about how he first decided that he wanted to teach, Quinn stated, "I wanted to teach for a long time after graduating college, but I really made a decision to do it when a couple of former co-workers of mine made an agreement that we were all going to get certified and get teaching jobs. I wound up at Plant High School shortly after that. I was there teaching math for five years before coming to AHN."
In his free time, Mr. Quinn enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking. He also likes to play sports, particularly tennis, which he will coach at AHN in the spring, basketball, golf and baseball. In fact, it was his love for baseball that got him interested in math in the first place!
"I was obsessed with baseball when I was a kid, so it kind of made me connect all of the statistics with math," he says.
We are happy to have welcomed Mr. Quinn to our Academy community this year and hope you will give him a warm welcome if you see him around campus. "It is a great place to work and teach and I'm very grateful to be here. I've truly enjoyed every day here so far!"
FUN FACT ABOUT MR. QUINN: "Some of the kids already know this, but I am color blind and it is actually pretty funny sometimes when I try to identify colors and get it very wrong!"