By Angie Li.
As a result of an increasing number of students in the Seven Hills Upper School, four new teachers have been hired for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. There will be one new teacher in each of the Departments of History, English, Math, and Science.
It has not yet been determined which specific classes the new teachers will be teaching, but they will likely be underclassmen level courses.
Daniel Polifka, a current history teacher and lead advisor at Providence Country Day School in Providence, Rhode Island will be the new addition to the Seven Hills History Department. He has previously taught many History classes, including U.S. History, AP European History, Ancient World History, Modern World History, and electives such as Civil War Era and Civil Rights Revolution.
Catherine P. Levesque, current mathematics teacher at Providence Country Day School, will be the new Upper School math teacher. She has experience teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and AP Statistics. She was part of Summit Country Day’s class of 1994, so she is familiar with Cincinnati.
Jennifer J. Torline, a current science teacher at McAuley High School in Cincinnati, Ohio will be teaching chemistry at Seven Hills next year. She has experience teaching AP Chemistry as well as other classes, and will be a reader for the upcoming AP Chemistry Exam in May.
Mark W. Beyreis, current volunteer chair of the Marketing Committee at the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center, will be the new English teacher. He has experience teaching high school english, as well as extensive marketing experience that he is ready and willing to make use of in the classroom.