The School Newspaper of Carlsbad High School

Lancer Link

  • The Senior Spaghetti Night is on Wednesday, May 31st from 5-8pm.

  • The Pop shows put on by CHS Choir start on Thursday, June 1.

  • Grad Nite for Seniors is on June 16th, more information is on School Loop.

  • Follow @thelancerlink on Twitter and Instagram for updates

Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

Emma Lupica, staff writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After 43 years of teaching, Mr. Tejada a Spanish teacher at Carlsbad High, readies himself for retirement. After spending his past years at CHS, Tejada plans for the future and prepares for what his life after teaching will consist of.

Throughout Tejada’s career he has learned several things that he will carry with him throughout the rest of his life.

“I learned to study and learn, that is important. I have gotten good at learning and acquiring new knowledge,” spanish teacher Mr. Tejada said. “Now I can memorize things like complete poems because of the teaching skills I have obtained throughout the years.”

Overtime Tejada has tried several different teaching methods and experimented with his classes.

“My teaching style has changed many times, all having different strategies,” Tejada said. “Sometimes I was very discipline and in other times I try to be more accessible. Sometimes I try to teach with videos or use all this technology that we have access to.”

No matter which teaching method Tejada uses, he hopes that his students remember his class and gained knowledge throughout the course.

“I want people to remember that they had a good time and they learned something,” Tejada said. “Also that they like Spanish more after taking my class.”

Tejada passes on a hint of wisdom to new and incoming teachers based off of his experience in the field.

“Take your time to prepare your lessons,” Tejada said. “Follow teachers with experience, and create your own techniques according to your personality.”

Although Tejada says that he loves teaching and would do it all over again, there are some other career changes he would have made.

“If I could go back, I would still teach,” Tejada said. “But, I probably would not get my credentials in administration because administration is a job that is very difficult because of the problems with parents, students and teachers. I don’t like to see that side of the people.”

In the future, Tejada wants to continue learning new things everyday and continue to expand his knowledge.

“Now, I probably have the time to study the subjects that I couldn’t study before,” Tejada said. “I always read books and take courses at the college. I will continue taking those courses and always be learning a little bit more.”

Other than taking more classes, Tejada has plans to continue helping those around him in an unsuspected way.

“I plan to do charity work once I retire because I want to help the kids and the people,” Tejada said. “I am also a dentist so I am going to be working in the brigades, going to little towns and doing dental work for people who don’t have the money to pay for a dentist.”

Even though retirement is very exciting Tejada will miss everything the job entails and cherishes the memories he has made while teaching.

“I will miss seeing students learning all the time,” Tejada said. “And of course the interaction with the kids. It will be a different change that will take some getting used to.”

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

As a public forum for student expression, Lancer Link welcomes letters to the editor and comments on articles, but reserves the right to refuse inappropriate letters and comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Two boys love for music turns into a passion for the guitar

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Heading ‘fore’ success

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Editor's Favorites

    Kicking her way into college

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Lehrmann climbs to success

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Q & A with Taylor Rarick

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Lydia Barajas shares her culture through dance

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Why should you go to Prom?

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    DeSilva looks back on a year abroad

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Students recreate a glimpse of the past

  • Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High

    Features

    Will Stonebrook captures the world around him

The School Newspaper of Carlsbad High School
Tejada says adios to Carlsbad High