Published Sept. 8, 2022
BY FLINT NACHBAR
With a new school year comes new faces around the faculty department of Carmel High School, including Blaise DiGirolamo, who is currently teaching U.S. History and World Geography.
“This job is very different,” DiGirolamo says. “I’m talking to kids every day and every period whereas at the district office I’d interact with students every few weeks.”
DiGirolamo started working for CUSD in 2017 as the assistant principal at Carmel Middle School, and in 2019 he accepted a job at the district administration office before coming to CHS this year.
DiGirolamo has 23 years of experience as an educator, first as an English and history teacher at San Benancio Middle School, then at Salinas High School as a history teacher. He then moved to an administrative position as an assistant principal at Salinas High.
Although he will miss his time at the administration office, DiGirolamo is excited to be back in the classroom teaching.
“[Administration work] is very valuable work that needs to be done, and someone has to do it,” DiGirolamo says. “I just felt like I had done it with my time and it was time for me to get back to my roots with the students.”