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Coppell High School honors precalculus and honors algebra II teacher Farzin Farzad teaches three variable systems during eighth period class on Thursday. Farzad is a new teacher at CHS and previously worked at Dallas College as an adjunct professor and the director of instructional support areas. Photo by Aliya Zakir

Farzad follows family tradition of teaching

Olivia Cooper, Staff Photographer September 20, 2021

Coppell Honors precalculus and Honors algebra II teacher Farzin Farzad is a new teacher to Coppell ISD. Prior to this year, he worked at Dallas College as an adjunct professor and the director of instructional...

Coppell High School visual arts teacher Sarah Williams assists students in her seventh period art I class on Sept. 3. Williams is a new teacher at CHS and previously taught in Fort Worth ISD for six years.

Teacher of the Week: Williams striving to make her mark through past experiences

Aliya Zakir, Social Media Manager September 13, 2021

Coppell High School visual arts teacher Sarah Williams started teaching at CHS this school year. Being a former elementary art educator at Fort Worth ISD, she hopes to use her previous experiences to nurture...

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer instructs her fifth period class on Wednesday. Deinhammer returned to CHS and was the Coppell Middle School East science and gardening teacher for five years.

Teacher of the Week: Deinhammer returning to her teaching roots after five years at CMSE

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 7, 2021

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer came back to CHS after teaching seventh grade science and gardening at Coppell Middle School East. After unexpectedly becoming a teacher...

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell holds a tutoring session over the topic of rhetorical analysis on Thursday in C hall. Pickrell tries to balance this year’s new changes whilst ensuring her students gain skills that can be used in future endeavors from her class.

Pickrell hoping students grow as thinkers, writers

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell has taught at  CHS for three years and at Coppell Middle School East for two years. Every year, Pickrell finds herself fascinated by the new...

Coppell High School geometry and honors algebra II teacher Chase Cairns has a pet rock, Rick James, that adds character to his classroom. Crains has been teaching at CHS for two years and uses his childhood past to help make his classroom a better learning environment.

Teacher of the Week: Cairns childhood memory to encourage perseverance

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Coppell High School geometry and honors algebra II teacher Chase Cairns has taught at CHS for two years. His teaching style and the way he approaches life derives from his childhood. One day, when he was...

AP World History teacher Connor Blake lectures to his class during seventh period on Jan. 15. Blake was selected as Teacher of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

Teacher of the Week: Blake bringing insight into classroom

Mel Venegas, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Coppell High School history teacher Connor Blake has taught in Coppell for three years since graduating from the University of North Texas. Officially beginning his career as a teacher here in Coppell,...

Coppell High School AP and honors chemistry teacher Courtney Crosby teaches a lesson on solubility during her second period class on Wednesday. Crosby has been selected for The Sidekick teacher of the week and has taught at CHS for two years.

Teacher of the Week: Crosby changing what “mistake” means for students

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

For the past three years, Coppell High School AP and honors chemistry teacher Courtney Crosby has emphasized the importance of her students understanding that making mistakes is one step in the right direction...

Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has worked at Coppell ISD since 2014. Leyendecker was inspired to get her teaching degree through her nine to 10 years of working in municipal government in Illinois, responsibilities in Human Resources and teaching Bible study.

Teacher of the Week: Leyendecker normalizing mental illness through caring guidance

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 22, 2021

For the past five years, Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has educated students about the importance of caring about mental health. Leyendecker began teaching as a substitute...

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