The New Teacher
In 2005, the staff at Passaic High School in New Jersey hired Jose Maria to work as a Spanish teacher. At just 26 years old, Maria was young when he was hired but he seemed passionate about teaching. Over the following years, Maria seemed to be a perfect fit at the school.
Doing The Impossible
For the next 13 years, Maria had become a staple in the Passaic High School community. While many high school teachers find it difficult to engage a bunch of uncontrollable teenagers and get them to participate, Maria seemed to connect with his students…