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January 24, 2022

Meet Asheville School’s New Faculty and Staff

From 360° Asheville School Views Magazine, Winter 2022

Name: Radar Jones Onguetou Essiene (Radar Onguetou)
What you teach: American History
What’s one part of your curriculum that you look forward to teaching all year?: The Civil Rights Movement 

Name: Nate Sell
What you teach: School Chaplain/ European Studies-History Teacher
Where you went to school: Sewanee: The University of the South and Princeton Seminary
What’s one of your hobbies outside of the classroom? Tenkara Fly Fishing

Name: Lauren Northup
Title: Director of Communications
Where did you go to school? UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of St Andrews in Scotland 
Where did you grow up? Asheville, North Carolina
What is your favorite place on campus? Walking down the long hill to the lower soccer field on a beautiful fall day. It brings back wonderful memories of my time at Asheville School

Name: Jack Mathieson
What you teach: Math (Quant 1 and Geometry Honors)
What is your favorite place on campus? Kehaya Lawn. Because of all the good times playing ultimate frisbee with the Mountaineering crew.

Name: Daniel Asad
What you teach: Fourth Form Humanities (History & Religion)
Where did you grow up? Paraguay, Brazil, and Germany
What is your favorite place on campus? The open areas next to the Chapel, looking toward the fields and mountains. They bring peace and a sense of tranquility, coupled with the context that I am so small, and that my problems are small as well.

Name: Taina Delly
What you teach: European History 
Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Haiti and spent my formative years in Brooklyn.
What is your favorite place on campus? The porch of Anderson Hall has a great view of the mountains and when I really need a place to think and get away from it all, I often find myself there, sitting in a rocking chair and mentally reviewing my day. 

Name: Mohamud Isaq
What you teach: Ancient Studies-History
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Favorite lessons: I love teaching about Sparta and Athens and watching my students wrestle with the question, What does it mean to lead a good life?
Something else: I’m loving being a dad and seeing my son doing something new every day. Yesterday he smiled, today he is making funny noises, tomorrow he will outrun me.
 
Name: Chris O’Steen
What you teach: World Studies English
What’s one part of your curriculum that you look forward to teaching all year? Shakespeare! Chaucer! Dante! Do I have to choose just one?
 
Name: Daniel Mull
What you teach: Precalculus Honors and AP Calculus AB
Where you went to school: Virginia Tech for undergrad, Ave Maria for grad school
What’s one part of your curriculum that you look forward to teaching all year? Early year: Power Rule…the greatest math moment of my life was learning the Power Rule. Late year: solids of revolution.
 What is your favorite place on campus? The disc golf course. It’s a great place to have fun, get exercise, and get to know people.