Tributes

A Farewell to Mr.Nelson

A Farewell to Mr.Nelson

May 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

After three years of dedication, the “Groovy Guru” of T-10 is being moved from the endangered teachers list to the extinct teachers list. Born sometime between 1974 and 1994 in Provo, Utah, Mr. Nelson grew up in the small village of Heber, Utah. Creativity had always been a big partRead More

Mrs. Cook, senior letter writer, moves on

Mrs. Cook, senior letter writer, moves on

May 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

Mrs. Cook, who is retiring, has been a counselor at UHS for four years. She says her favorite part of working here is “getting to know the kids, deeply, and then writing about them.” I asked Mrs. Cook if she actually, honestly likes writing all our letters of recommendation, andRead More

Ms. Moll retires after four transformative years

Ms. Moll retires after four transformative years

May 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

University High School principal Elizabeth Moll, after four transformative years, is retiring. Principal Moll is leaving UHS alongside the graduating class of 2013. From 2009’s potential move to Palo Verde, to the recent TUSD Board resolution to give UHS its own campus, Principal Moll has fought for UHS and workedRead More

Ms. Janik reflects on the UHS community as she looks toward retirement

Ms. Janik reflects on the UHS community as she looks toward retirement

May 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

An interview by Jayasangeetha Thanikachalam and Sonia Jolly How long have you been working at UHS? Five years. It has been a great experience. What is your favorite part of UHS? That is a very difficult question; there are so many! I’ve really enjoyed working with the UHS students, families,Read More

Ms. Southern takes a break from teaching to spend time with her family

Ms. Southern takes a break from teaching to spend time with her family

May 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

Michelle Southern, a teacher since 1997 and a UHS faculty member since 2005 is retiring after 8 great years of being a Penguin. Although UHS has grown in size she says, the class dynamic and the ability to teach have remained consistent. Her next job will be caring for herRead More

Amita Gupta and Ms. Gray in Washington D. C.

Ms. Gray: Life on the MSB Curve

May 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

After twelve years of devotion to AP Economics and inspiration to her students, Ms. Gray is sadly leaving UHS. While it is profoundly sad that our school is losing its beloved longtime economics teacher, Ms. Gray’s departure from UHS marks the end of a great era for both the schoolRead More

Mr. Madden: The last member of the original Special Projects staff retires

Mr. Madden: The last member of the original Special Projects staff retires

May 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm 11 comments

Mr. James Madden is one of the teachers that is retiring this year from UHS. He has been with the school for 37 years since its beginning as Special Projects and has taught for 41 years! Countless students have learned anything ranging from the basics of PowerPoint presentations to softwareRead More

A Tribute to Mr. Clifford

A Tribute to Mr. Clifford

May 3, 2011 at 7:23 am 5 comments

There are professions that touch people in many different ways, but there is one profession that is unique in the way it leaves lasting impressions on the lives of each and every one of us. Being born and raised in a family of educators, I feel that no teacher shouldRead More