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The Human Behind AP Human Geography

Starting at a new school halfway through the school year can be a daunting task, for students and teachers alike. There is a lot to learn about dynamics in the classroom and the operation of the school as a whole–but it was a challenge new AP Human Geography teacher Allison Castle was willing to face, […]

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A Whole New World… Lit Teacher

The 2016-17 school year has been a wild ride for sophomore world literature students. After former teacher Jennie Green’s abrupt mid-semester retirement, a varying lineup of substitutes, and a semester full of Greek mythology, Dr. Holly Isserstedt is here to save the day. Isserstedt will be the permanent teacher for the five classes left teacherless […]

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Are New Year’s Resolutions Effective?

As we transition into 2017, there are specific traditions that we as Americans do at the start of the year. We eat collard greens and Hoppin’ John, watch fireworks, and watch the ball drop in Times Square.   Making New Year’s resolutions is another practice that many of us enjoy at the start of a […]

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Chamblee German Students Enter the Workforce

While most students only get the opportunity to study a foreign language in the classroom, Chamblee’s German program offers three summer exchanges, two of which allow Chamblee students to attend German school and experience German culture, while the other exchange places students in internships with German companies and agencies. The internship program began last year […]

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Chemistry Teacher with an Element of Excellence Lands at Chamblee

Dr. Daryush Sattari, Chamblee Charter High School’s new chemistry teacher, has survived war, adapted to life in the U.S., and prevailed over blindness to join the faculty for the new school year. Before Sattari lost his vision, he received a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D in chemistry, taught in an Iranian university, and did scientific research. […]

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Drama Program Charters Thespian Troupe

Science. Spanish. Art. This year, there is a new honor society joining these familiar names: Linda Lirette, along with her drama and musical theater students, has chartered a thespian troupe through the International Thespian Society (ITS). “It’s an international honor society for theater students,” said senior Adrian Waller, who was instrumental in bringing the program […]

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Science Teacher Seeks New Adventure at Chamblee

Deondrick Mack’s story begins at a medical device lab. His passion for science lead him to work at Cryolife, where he spent his time working in the bioadhesive department. Bioadhesives are a type of glue used to close incisions. “It’s just like stitches, but it doesn’t leave as much scarring,” he said.  “I would say, […]

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Markeal King Flies High Above the Expectations

There is a lot more to Markeal King, a new paraprofessional here at Chamblee, than meets the eye. He holds a relatively low-profile job. Most people around the school probably only know him by face, or more likely, by his height of 6 foot 8 inches. “I’m an ISS coordinator, and, you know, basically, I […]

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Philomath Ms. Wilson Joins Literature Department

Ms. Wilson is new to Chamblee Charter High and our Literature department. Upon hearing about Chamblee’s good reputation and it’s opportunities, she accepted a position teaching ESOL and 9th grade literature. “Dekalb has really good opportunities for teachers that want to learn more skills,” Wilson said. Wilson attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where […]

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First year at Chamblee for DeKalb County Veteran

Yojaria Villadiego teaches Spanish I and III at Chamblee, but it is not her first rodeo. “Before I came to Chamblee I was at Lakeside for two years and at [Martin Luther King High School] for two years,” said Villadiego. She has been working in DeKalb county for ten years and had as a discipline […]

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