Goedde Starts Teaching at Middle School

By: Jordan Murray ’20

History  Teacher  Celia  Goedde is beginning her first year at the Middle School. She has been working at the Upper School since 2010. She said that the school administration thought it was a good idea to have two teachers teach on both campuses.

Goedde said she loves teaching on the middle school campus and enjoys her ninth grade students, but the logistics of switching between campuses everyday can be challenging.

“I am most excited about getting to know the teachers on the middle school campus a lot better inside the history department and all of the teachers on the middle school campus. We don’t often get enough contact between the Upper School and the Middle School,” Goedde said.

Goedde said her favorite concept to teach in the ninth grade history course is the Reformation.

“It is such a bizarre time period and I just find it fascinating,” Goedde said.

Goedde said her goal when teaching her classes is to ensure that the students have the skills and preparation they need to be successful in their future classes. She taught as a professor at Georgetown University and noticed that freshman students could not handle the work. She decided that she wanted to better prepare her high school level students, so they would be prepared for college.

Goedde hobbies include baking, attending operas, and going to Disneyland.

Students have said she has great teaching techniques and that she makes class more interesting.

“‘She is an engaging speaker and presents the material in an interesting way,” Goedde student Jenna Kronenberg ’20 said.


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