Meet the Class of 2019: Former International Teacher Eager to Study Mathematics, Physics
Most people don't think of teaching as something to do until after college, but teaching high school is what incoming member of the UD Class of 2019
Ted Morin has been doing for the past two years, ever since graduating from high school
himself. Moreover, he has been teaching at a school with, as Morin described it, a
very intense high school program, which has produced six Gates Millennium scholars
in the past five years. This school, Xavier High School in Micronesia, has been operated
by the Jesuits since 1952 and serves students from several different nations in the
Morin, who plans to major in mathematics at UD with a possible double major in physics,
taught algebra and geometry to freshmen and sophomores at Xavier, as well as computer
skills to freshmen and a junior elective. He also ended up serving as the schools
main IT person by default; luckily, he enjoys fixing and tinkering with computers
and other machines and also has an interest in computer programming.
From the Boston area, Morin is one of six children and was homeschooled beginning
in the first grade. During his college search, he was focusing on Catholic and technical
schools and learned about UD when family friends at Ave Maria University happened
to mention it in passing.
"UD is a Great Books school like Thomas Aquinas, but with more math and physics,"
explained Morin. "The Great Books are important, but to learn math and science, you
need textbooks as well. UD offers that."
Morin plays the French horn and is hoping to find an ensemble with which to practice
and perform at UD. He's also glad UD has a pool and a swim club, as swimming is another
of his favorite pastimes.
Morin's post-college plans will likely involve graduate work, as he is most interested
in pursuing science and technology opportunities in the fields of computers, robotics
or rockets that require more advanced degrees.
From the Core curriculum to diving into mathematics and the sciences, Morin is looking
forward to learning new things at UD.
"From being a teacher, I've developed a huge appreciation for being a student," he