By: Alyssa Prosperi
Today we got the chance to talk with Mr.Kess, a physics teacher at WHS. We asked him about how many years he’s been teaching here and what it’s like to teach physics to juniors and seniors. His response was that he’s been teaching here for 30 years and before he was at WHS he taught at Maloney in Meriden. His interest in physics sprouted when he was in highschool when he took his first physics class. He was the best student in the class and it came really easy to him, unlike most students in the class. From here on out, he would research physics both at home and in school and he knew he wanted to do something with it in college. He attended Tufts University in Medford, Mass. and studied Biology, he then went onto Central Connecticut State University to get his major in Biology. From here on, he started teaching but he didnt start with physics. Our next question was about his personal life. We wanted to know about his family so that was the next question we asked. He told us he didn’t want to get into his personal life but that he has one granddaughter. He said his favorite thing to do in his free time is visit her, and we both thought that was very sweet. He then showed us many pictures and videos of his granddaughter and told us some stories. We asked if he’s ever had to give a student an office referral and he said he has a couple of times, but never while teaching a physics class and not really while teaching at Wethersfield.