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CHS hires chemistry teacher, doubling as water polo coach

Published Jan. 31, 2023


Previously employed as a biology teacher at Seaside High School, Kevin Hurley has joined the science department at Carmel High School as of the beginning of the second semester after coaching the CHS boys’ junior varsity water polo team in the fall. 

“Teaching is the best way, I can think of, to help the most people,” says Hurley.

(photo by NICOLE MIRSKI)

Hurley was born and raised in Orange County where he got his bachelor’s degree in biology at Golden West. He moved to teach biology at Seaside for two years and worked as a substitute over the following eight years. 

Hurley’s teaching assignment will include four classes of Chemistry in the Earth System and one Honors Chemistry class in Room 1. In addition to teaching science, Hurley coaches water polo with nine years of experience from playing varsity water polo throughout his high school and college career.  

The CHS chemistry position opened up after Shannon Marvel’s departure at the end of the first semester.

“I’m going to do a blend of my style and Marvel’s,” Hurley says. “I’m not going to throw out everything she did because I’m sure it worked and the students already went down that road.”

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