Charlie Gonzalez is our middle school social studies teacher. Charlie played basketball in college and also enjoys coaching our 7/8th grade basketball team here! He and his family are members of the St Martha Parish Community and his oldest daughter, Alice, is enrolled at St Martha too!
Q & A with Mr. Gonzalez
Highlight of the year:
The 8th Graders Shark Tank projects! It was remarkable seeing the ingenuity, creativity and fun the students had throughout the creation of their inventions. Everything from their advertising campaigns, to the demonstrations – it was all illustrative to just how talented our students are!
My passions are my family and basketball. Love both and hope to be a part of the St. Martha coaching community in the future.
Favorite part of teaching:
My favorite parts of teaching are the relationships built up with the students over time, showing students how talented they can be when they set their mind to things, and working with the other faculty to help facilitate learning.
Favorite teaching memory:
Being a brand new teacher, my favorite memories have been when I was surprised by my students commitment and effort in our projects. Nothing is more special than seeing kids understand and apply the lessons they’re taught every day.
Favorite thing about St. Martha:
The way I have been welcomed by the students, faculty, and parents. It has been an insane year to begin my teaching career, but I would not have done it anywhere else. St. Martha is truly a family community and I’m honored to be a part of it.
My hope for my students:
My hope for my students is that they push themselves past their comfort zones when their teachers aren’t around. I strive hard to challenge and engage each student in specific ways that can bring out the best in them, I just hope they take those lessons and apply them to real life.
I’m 6’9 and played college basketball for former University of Louisville Cardinal Wiley Brown at Indiana University Southeast.