Michael Nolan joined the Pallotti faculty for the second semester, coming from teaching in the military.
Recently, he was subbing in Loudoun County, but so far he’s settling in well here in PG County. He said, “Everything’s going great.”
Mr. Nolan describes the staff as very welcoming and helpful, and he finds the students very interesting due to the broad spectrum of them. Unlike most single discipline members of the faculty, he teaches Algebra 2, American Government, and Personal Finance.
Although he teaches many subjects he’s more comfortable with American Government because he used to work for the federal government. Additionally, he teaches Personal Finance and Intermediate Algebra. One reason for his hiring, according to Assistant Principal David Tenney, was his versatility to help ease overcrowded classes.
One of his students, Ryan Allen ’21, said, “the way Mr. Nolan teaches is very different from what I’m used to.” Nolan has an older teaching style, lecturing more than worksheets and activities.
While Allen feels he struggles in math, he performs better in Personal Finance class because he thinks Nolan has a stronger grasp of the material.