Mario Herrera, teacher


William Palmer

Mr. Herrera smiles looking out at his students during his AP Research class.

William Palmer

Literature teacher and debate coach Mario Herrera has been teaching for a long time. Sometimes, he says he feels old watching the energy his students show in class when they do things like dance around the classroom.

“Because I have so many young energetic students sometimes I just enjoy busting a move,” Herrera said. “[My students] just seem to have so much fun.  They’re high-fiving, and they’re on tempo and singing in class. You know, that’s kind of thing that I want to be a part of because I want to be young again. I feel a lot younger now. I feel like now I’m only in my 80s, which is remarkable.”