Teacher Profiles

Get to Know a New Faculty Member: Camilo Castro

By Liat Frumer ‘21

 

Faculty member: Camilo Castro, Spanish teacher

 

Where are you from?

I was born in Chicago

 

What made you decide to be a Spanish teacher?

I started out teaching English as a second language. I really wanted to travel abroad and that seemed like an easy way to do that- so I was able to spend a lot of time living in other countries and teaching English. And then I was in Barcelona when I decided, ‘oh I really want to go back to the United States,’ and I made everything work so I could study in graduate school so that I could teach Spanish, and then I started teaching Spanish in different schools.

 

What schools did you teach at before Heschel?

I taught for many years at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago.

 

Why did you choose to teach at Heschel?

I had heard all about Heschel’s reputation, and I heard that it was a very accepting and open environment and that’s what really kind of attracted me to it.

 

What is your favorite Heschel lunch?

I really like the salmon.

 

What’s your favorite thing about Heschel?

I like the fact that you have really really smart students.

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