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    • Henry Fisher

    • Rodrigo Maltarollo

Welcome to The Hill!

The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
Henry Fisher:
Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Q: What is your academic background?
A: I studied mathematics at Brown University for my undergraduate degree. My master’s in educational leadership is from Teachers College of Columbia University.

Q: What are you teaching/coaching/advising/etc. this year?
A: This year, I will serve as Math Department Chair, teach Accelerated Algebra 2, and advise a group of juniors.

Q: Who or what has inspired you most in life, and why?
A: I’ve been continually inspired by my students; sincerity, creativity, humor, and commitment are on display in the young people I get to work with.

Q: Are you a sports fan? Sport? Team? Participant in?
A: My favorite sport is basketball; I’ve been a fan of the Marquette Golden Eagles since I was a small child going to games with my father. My knees are pretty crummy, so I don’t play so much these days.

Q: Tell us about a book, film, television program, performance, etc. that has impacted you and why?
A: I’ve deeply enjoyed the soundtrack and show for "Hamilton," even though I haven’t seen the live production. Seeing hip-hop take this form was exhilarating, and the second act regularly brings me to tears. The show also reminds me to consider the humanity and flaws of the people involved in founding this country.

Rodrigo Maltarollo:
Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I lived until I was about sixteen years old. In 1995, I moved with my family to South Florida where my international adventure began.

Q: What is your academic background?
A: After graduating from high school I wanted to pursue a dream of becoming a professional soccer player in the UK. So I contacted a few clubs via e-mail asking for the opportunity to try out during the summer of 1998. After two years playing in Northern Wales (semi-professional), my desire to continue my studies in History spoke louder than the pleasure of pushing my body to its physical limits (this was a nice way of saying I was a bit lazy to continue), and I moved back to America where I earned a BA in History from St. Thomas University. I started my teaching career immediately after graduating college, and this has been my life’s work ever since. In 2016 I had the opportunity to rekindle my connection with the UK, where I earned a MA in International Education from King’s College London. At the end of last school year, I decided to move to Connecticut with my family and here I am on top of The Hill!

Q: What are you teaching/coaching/advising/etc. this year?
A: I am teaching AC1, 21st Century Democracy, and Economics. I am also a ninth-grade advisor and JV Girls Soccer coach.

Q: What are you most excited about for this year at Hopkins?
A: I am very enthusiastic about being a part of the Hopkins community. In my 13 years of teaching I can honestly say, this is the most welcoming, vibrant, and engaging community of lifelong learners I have ever had the pleasure of working with. My wife Dawn is a Connecticut native and we have two children, Joe (6) and Sophia (8), who are already counting the days until they are able to join this amazing school community as they witness my daily excitement.
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