German teacher hired, exchange rescheduled


Grace Mottley

The German teacher at Bischöfliches Gymnasium Josephinum, and JC German teacher Richard Möller talk at a German exchange breakfast.

Mark Canter, class of ’01, has been hired as the new German teacher. In addition to teaching classes, Canter will chaperone the German exchange which will be revived after a brief hiatus.

This summer’s German exchange has been rescheduled for the summer of 2018, according to Spanish teacher Jane Michael. She attended the exchange in 1994 and agreed to be one of the chaperones in 2018 at the request of Principal Madelyn Ball.

Michael said the trip was canceled due to lack of interest. According to Michael, not enough students signed up, so delaying the exchange would encourage more to attend.

Sophomore German student Anna Kotula plans to go on the exchange and stay with the same German student she hosted this fall.

“I wish we could have done it this year because I saved up so much money, but if it means more people would be able to go, then I’m fine with it,” Kotula said.

According to World Languages Department chair Danica Attanasio, the German exchange has existed since 1984. The program between JC and Bischöfliches Gymnasium Josephinum is the longest running exchange for the German school.

“We don’t want the exchange to disappear. It has been a valuable program,” Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl said.

Alyssa Kraus is a reporter for The Patriot and