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Passion for the Past: Welcoming Our Incoming History Educators to HHS

Kaitlyn Ryan
Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Cook pose for their first picture in HHS.

This coming 23-24 school year, we have a lot of new faces around the Highlands High School building. Two new History teachers, among many new faces, are joining the HHS family. Michael Caldwell and Isaiah Cook. Caldwell is from New Hampshire, and he chose to teach at Highlands because “The values of Highlands High School influenced my decision to come here.

Some may wonder, why teach history? History is the past events that make up the future. “I chose to teach history because I’ve always been passionate about understanding the past, uncovering stories and how they shaped our present, and most importantly, sharing my love of learning history with students.” 

Our incoming teachers at HHS also live outside our wonderful Bluebird home. In his free time, Mr. Caldwell loves to relax at home with his two cats, Benny and Bitsy. 

When Caldwell isn’t at home playing with his furry friends, he teaches 3 different courses, 5 classes a day. These include Government, World History, and AP World History. 

Caldwell has been teaching for about 4 years now. His first year of teaching was in his home state, at a middle school as an academic interventionist. 

“When I moved out to the Cincinnati area I started as a history teacher working one year at Holmes High School and spending the last three years at Lloyd Memorial High School,” 

Welcome to The Nest Michael Caldwell!

Isaiah Cook is new to teaching this year. Some may have seen Cook around the halls last year as he was student teaching here at HHS. “I got a close view of the special emphasis that Fort Thomas places on education and investing in students,” said Cook.

There was a lot of excitement in the air when Cook discovered that there would be job openings for the upcoming 23-24 school year.

Between teaching 2 different courses all day, World History Modern and AP World History Modern, Cooks’s hands are full. 

Cook enjoys teaching about the industrial revolution the most.

Cook said, “It is interesting to see how much the world changed in such a short time and how this change still shapes our everyday lives.”

Welcome to the nest Mr. Cook! 

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