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.