After dedicating 35 years of his life to inspire students to learn about both their nation’s and the world’s history, Jeff Goldstein is taking a step back and retiring from CVHS.
From hosting war simulations to moderating heated discussions between students, Goldstein fostered experiences inside of his classroom that students will never forget.
“I want people to walk out of my classroom thinking that history is an interesting subject, worth reading and learning about,” said Goldstein.
Throughout his career as a teacher, Goldstein made it his mission to match the level of dedication that his students bring into the classroom. From hosting simulations to creating engaging lectures in class, Goldstein accomplished his mission.
Goldstein’s work ethic rubbed off on his students as well.
“Mr. Goldstein inspires me to work harder on history. He pushes me to do better every time I am in his class,” said junior Elethan Beard.
Above all Goldstein’s goal both in and out of the classroom was to make sure that students were engaged in history and understood its importance in our day to day lives.
When asked about his favorite aspect of teaching, he put emphasis on the interactions with students.
“I used to really enjoy having students as freshmen, and then sophomores, and then juniors. Watching kids grow up has really been a really great thing. I’m going to miss the students,” said Goldstein.
Although he is leaving CVHS, Goldstein says that he will never forget the experiences that he’s had with students that have come in and out of his classroom throughout the years.