Meet the new teachers at DCHS

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Meet the new teachers at DCHS

Jordan Ladd, Staff Writer

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This school year, Delphi Community High School hired three new staff members. The new members include Mr. Gaspar, Mrs. Lewis, and Mr. Tylenda. Get to know them a little bit better by reading below.

 

Mr. Gaspar

 

  1. How long have you been teaching?

This is my 4th year as a teacher.

 

  1. Do you have a spouse, children and or pets?

Yes. I am married. We have 6 cats. Crazy. I know.

 

  1. What were you like in high school?

I was really into art, skateboarding, and was in the drumline. I did well academically.

 

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy playing video games, watching movies, and reading comic books.

 

  1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was young, I wanted to be an artist.

 

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would go to Japan. I have always loved Japanese history and culture. Unfortunately, every time I tried to go there something came up.

 

  1. What is your favorite food?

Pizza is my favorite food.

 

  1. What are 3 fun facts about yourself?
  1. I have about 15 years of martial arts experience.
  2. I have been to 13 foreign countries.
  3. I play the ukulele.

 

  1. What is some advice you would want to give to the students?

To quote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

 

Mrs. Lewis

 

  1. How long have you been teaching?

           This is my fourth year teaching.

 

  1. Do you have a spouse, children and or pets?

           I have a husband, a Great Pyrenees/Lab mix, a German Shepherd mix, and a cat.

 

  1. What were you like in high school?

           I was very studious and involved in many extracurricular activities, including basketball, volleyball, Student Congress, and FCA.

 

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

           I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, cooking, and being outdoors.

 

  1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

           When I was a child, I wanted to be a writer or a detective.

 

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

           I would visit Tanzania so I could climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

  1. What is your favorite food?

           Sushi

 

  1. What are 3 fun facts about yourself?
  1. I like to compete in ultra marathon races.  I canoed across the state of Missouri while competing in the Missouri River 340 race, and I ran a 50K trail run through California’s Santa Ana Mountains.
  2. Teaching is a second career choice.  My background is in forensic science and law enforcement.
  3. I am part of the fourth generation of farmers in my family.  I go back home as much as I can during planting and harvesting seasons to drive a tractor.

 

  1. What is some advice you would want to give to the students?

           Explore different career paths and don’t limit yourself to what you experience in life.

 

Mr. Tylenda

 

  1. How long have you been teaching?

I have been a counselor for two years. This will be my third year and first year at Delphi.

 

  1. Do you have a spouse, children and or pets?

I live at home with a cat named Iggy. He acts more like a dog though.

 

  1. What were you like in high school?

I was a shy, awkward kid in high school. I did not talk to anyone other than close friends.

 

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I typically like watching sports or movies. I am a huge Purdue basketball fan. I also enjoy the occasional run, cooking, and relaxing .

 

  1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be pretty much everything as a kid (and still kinda do). My career interests as a kid ranged from an artist to an orthodontist to a chemist. Naturally, I went to college to be an accountant, and now I am a school counselor.  

 

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Spain is probably at the top of my list. I have a college minor in Spanish and would love to go experience Spanish culture.

 

  1. What is your favorite food?

I enjoy both Mexican and Asian cuisine

 

  1. What are 3 fun facts about yourself?
  1. I grew up playing lots of chess. I even went to state tournaments when I was a kid.
  2. I spent the last two years as a school counselor in Memphis, Tennessee.
  3. In college I spent time playing on Purdue’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

 

  1. What is some advice you would want to give to the students?

My best advice is to take 10 minutes a day to not think about anything. We spend so much time thinking that we never give our brain a break. Our brains need to rest and forget about school, or work, or Snapchat; even if just for a short period of time. Meditation can make a huge difference.