Jones joins the foreign language department

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A new face in the foreign language department has been learning his way around not only LPHS but La Porte, too. 

Brandon Jones is the new Spanish teacher who took over current La Porte Middle School Spanish teacher, Mrs. Bockhorst’s spot. This position is his very first teaching job ever.

Jones is originally from Mt. Vernon, Indiana. He attended secondary school at Mt. Vernon High School, and he earned his teaching degree at Murray State University located in Murray, Kentucky.

The many different cultures in Latin America and Spain stemmed his interest in continuing his education in Spanish at a college level. 

Because he took Spanish in college, he was given the opportunity to live in Spain for a month, and he also spent time in El Salvador for a week, which is much different than seeing pictures on a page. 

I enjoyed learning about the history of Spain,” Jones said. “It was cool seeing all of these old churches, cathedrals, buildings, and castles in person.” 

He loves learning about the culture, and the fact that he was able to live in the country broadened his knowledge on it. Now, he is able to merge his past experiences into his lessons at LPHS.

Even though Jones is unfamiliar with the area, he has truly felt welcomed by the staff at La Porte High School since the day he first started.

“I love how supportive everyone has been,” Jones said. “Being new to the community, I don’t know very many people, and everyone has been so welcoming and supportive.”

He has loved his first year of teaching, but like all teachers, he needs breaks, too. Outside of his classroom, Jones enjoys Zumba, playing piano, singing, and traveling.

LPHS is more than excited to see all of the wonderful concepts and content Jones will bring to his students.

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