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After first year of teaching, Banc’s set to coach JV volleyball

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Casey Kendrick
Talking with freshman Yazleiny Rodriguez during first period is intervention specialist Caitlyn Banc.

As intervention specialist Caitlyn Banc completes her first year of teaching here at SHS, she reflects on her experience and looks forward to coaching JV volleyball next year.

“I have always wanted to be a teacher,” said Banc, who teaches math and works specifically with freshmen.

As a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School, Banc was inspired by her cousin, who was an intervention specialist. After attending Ohio University, she was offered other teaching jobs, but said she felt as if they were not for her. Banc said she originally did not want to teach high schoolers, however, she liked SHS’ administrators and the new building. 

At 23, Banc is one of the youngest staff members at SHS. She often has to remind students and staff that she is a teacher and not a student. 

“I feel like at the beginning of the year I really wore my, like, pass a lot, my badge,” she said. “I don’t do that anymore so I’m hoping it’s just fine now.”

Some students say they enjoy having a teacher so close in age. They find it easier to respect and listen to her. 

Intervention specialist Caitlyn Banc writes an equation on the whiteboard during her first period class. (Casey Kendrick)

Freshman Makena Aiken described Banc as “caring.” Ashleigh Parnin, another freshman, said Banc’s appearance is “stylish.”

Some students said they feel more comfortable taking criticism from someone Banc’s age rather than an older teacher.

“My favorite thing about Ms. Banc is that she doesn’t talk to us in a authoritive or bossy way,” said freshman Anaya King.

Banc said her teaching style is very laxed and diverse. 

“She’s really involved and makes me like math, it’s really fun,” said freshman Hayden Rudd.

He added that Banc is always there to help the students and never gives up on them. He said she keeps helping until she is sure students fully understand the problem.

Banc has also taken on the role of Rockets’ JV volleyball coach. She started playing the sport when she was only in second grade and played club/travel volleyball for four years.

This will be Banc’s first time ever coaching the sport. She said she is nervous but, “The coach that I’m working with, she’s super, super nice.”

Outside of school, Banc likes to read, hang out with friends and family, and go to the gym. She said she also loves to watch TV.

Banc also has a pitbull terrier named Tido

“He is so stinking cute,” she said.

 

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