This spring, the school community bids farewell to Dr. Eli Cohen.
After having taught both Spanish III and Spanish V* this year, Dr. Cohen will move close by: to Villanova University, where he will continue teaching Spanish.
While his tenure has been short, Haverford has made its mark on Dr. Cohen. “There is definitely a strong sense of community here I think both among the faculty, which has been great as a new faculty coming in, but also between the students,” Dr. Cohen said. “There is a pretty decent rapport between faculty and students, and people seem to get along with each other pretty well here.”
Dr. Cohen was grateful to be able to spend time in such a unique and fun environment. He enjoyed small class sizes and close relationships with students.
“I feel I’ve connected with that fairly well, and that makes it more fun for the students and for myself.”Dr. eli cohen
“At this level, it’s been cool to see students that are having a bit more fun with the material than college students might have,” Dr. Cohen said. “I’ve had good groups of students here. There has been a nice sense of humor, and I feel I’ve connected with that fairly well, and that makes it more fun for the students and for myself.”
Going forward, Cohen’s teaching style will have to change and adapt to Villanova’s style. “Here I am the only teacher in charge of teaching Spanish III. I decide what to teach and how to study it and learn it. Where I’m going I will be one of many teachers teaching the same level, so there will be a fixed curriculum.”
Dr. Cohen was at Haverford for just a very short time, but he will leave a lasting impact on his students as he steps into the next chapter of his life.
“It’s been an enjoyable year, but I’m looking forward to what comes next.”