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Mr. Ordoñez Resigns

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Eliza Lampert
As of Monday evening, Upper School math teacher Carlo Ordoñez is no longer employed at Latin School.

Upper School math teacher Carlo Ordoñez has resigned effective immediately, according to an email that went out to families on Monday night.

The email, sent by Upper School Director Nick Baer and Math Department Chair Nichol Hooker, said, “Members of the Math Department will be covering his classes for the week, so we expect a smooth transition.”

However, Mr. Ordoñez’s departure aligns with the end of the third quarter, when students are sent home with grade reports from all their teachers. According to the email, “Students will earn a quarter grade but will not receive a quarter comment for their math class.”

While the Math Department and Upper School administrative team quickly took action, students are still left wondering about their final tests and projects scheduled for this week, as well as who will be their teacher for the rest of the school year.

Freshman Bea Bloomer said, “I think Latin handled the situation pretty well because there was only one day when we didn’t have a teacher and then they found substitute teachers who can teach the material to students. This is another scenario that shows how Latin can accommodate any sudden changes and do it successfully.”

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Myles Antelis, Staff Writer
Myles Antelis ('27) is delighted to be able to write for The Forum this year. He is interested in covering all of Latin’s news and making entertaining articles for the Latin community to read. The Forum has been a wonderful place for him to express his passion for writing with others. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his fashion design creations, hanging out with his friends, and running.
Eliza Lampert, Editor-in-Chief

Eliza Lampert (’24) is a senior at Latin and is overjoyed to serve as one of this year’s Editors-in-Chief. During her time writing for The Forum, she has covered Latin’s faculty union, the impact of the pandemic on the community, and broader national and international topics that extend beyond Latin. The Forum has been a wonderful place for her to connect with other students and faculty while bettering her skills as a writer and as an ethical journalist. Along with journalism, she sings in a heavy metal band called Metacognate, takes classical vocal lessons, plays piano, bass, is a co-head of the Jewish Student Connection Affinity, and is always happy to sit down with a good book.

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