Mr. Guy Warren of the Math Department has been teaching at Heritage High School for 22 years. With this year being his last before retirement, he looks back upon his favorite memories.
“I have taken a special memory away from each day of my 22 years at Heritage. If I had to pick a few they would be seeing my students successfully through my first year of teaching AP Calculus, witnessing the Alpine Club surpass 500,000 vertical feet of hiking and celebrating the large and small successes of so many of my students,” Mr. Warren recalls.
Back in high school, Mr. Warren didn’t imagine his life turning out this way. He wanted to become a Formula 1 racing driver. When that didn’t work out, he turned elsewhere.
“I set my mind on being an environmental engineer, which I practiced for almost 10 years. It’s funny where life takes you, but I had no idea I would end up teaching high school maths in the United States, but it is the best thing I have ever done professionally,” says Warren.
While working at Heritage for over the last two decades, Mr. Warren says that it’s helped him change and grow as a person.
“I have always been a tolerant and patient person, but teaching and mentoring at Heritage has made me more so. It has also opened my eyes to all the potential and all the possibilities that are there for the taking as a student and a teacher,” says Warren.
Grant B. ’20, has pleasant things to say about Mr. Warren, who has been his teacher for two different classes at Heritage.
“I love how he tries to engage the students and tell us stories. He also has always been very talkative about skiing and the mountains with me. My favorite memory was coming back every weekend and discussing our great ski trips that we went on. We were going to ski together over spring break but we never got a chance to. Everyone along the way has loved him and his stories, he will be greatly missed,” says Grant.
For Mr. Warren, there are many things that he will miss about Heritage High School.
“This is the best school I’ve ever taught at, and also the only one. There is something magical about the place and the people. I will miss the daily classroom interactions with my students, the chance encounters and conversations in the hallways with students and staff, and the Alpine Club of which I am very proud. To the students of Heritage, live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment, and the view from the summit will prove to be astonishing,” says Warren.
“Many thanks for all the precious memories. I could not have done it without you. To all those students who passed through my classroom or the Alpine Club, I owe you all a great deal of gratitude,” he concludes.
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