Welcome To Memorial Mr. Fager!


Dana Ibarra

New math teacher, Benjamin Fager, takes a moment out from class to be photographed by the GENESIS staff on Friday, Sept. 6.

Daniela Morales, Staff Writer

New math teacher, Benjamin Fager started this semester. Get to know a little more about him below:

GENESIS: How many years have you been teaching and what school did you come from?

BENJAMIN FAGER: This is actually my first year teaching. I completed my student teaching assignment this past spring semester at Penn High School.

G: What inspired you to become a teacher?

BF: Teachers inspired me. As I completed high school, I had teachers who made school more fun and entertaining. They helped me as a student get through my day.

G: How did you come about a job here at Memorial?

BF: A colleague of mine who did her student teaching here at Memorial, told me that there would be a couple openings in the math department. So I decided to apply, was asked to come in for an interview, and accepted the job when it was offered.

G: What was it like to start teaching at a new school?

BF: It is stressful. There are plenty of new ropes to learn. New names to memorize. It’s a lot.

G: What do you wish for your students to accomplish this year?

BF: I wish my students to pass. I want them all to learn everything they need to in order to pass their finals and continue moving forward towards graduation.

G: How has it been so far here at Memorial?

BF: It has been pretty good. Like I said, there have been lots of new things to remember, but at the same time, I’ve had fun learning about the students and teachers here at Memorial.

G: What is a goal that you wish to accomplish this year?

BF: This year, I hope to teach students that school doesn’t have to be boring. I want to break norms and expectations about what goes on at school. I want to show students that it’s okay to have fun and laugh, even when we’re waking up at the crack of dawn to be here.

G: What do you like the most about Memorial so far?

BF: What I like most about Memorial so far are the teachers and administration. Everyone has each others’ backs and supports one another. I think this quality is amazing, and very helpful.

G:What does education mean to you?

BF: Education to me, means learning what I can for my most prosperous life. This includes being open to some random facts, as well as the subjects I might not always enjoy. I see education as a stepping stone to a better life, and the more I know, the better.

You can find Mr. Fager in room A228 make sure to stop by and welcome him to Memorial High School!