Teacher reacts to six class change


Grace Glass and Delaney Moore

This school year, some teachers have gained an extra class they have to teach, leaving them with no study hall and a tenth period prep. In some cases, the number of students in each class has risen as well, causing their workload to increase.

Taylor Marshall, a social studies teacher, has felt the impact of gaining an extra class this year. Last year he taught two AP US History and three CP World History classes; this year he teaches two AP US History and four CP World History classes. 

“I feel the extra class is manageable, but I think my workload will build up as the semester goes on,” Marshall said.

Having a study hall helped Marshall with his responsibilities, mainly coaching cross country and track and field. As a coach, he does not have much time to grade and plan assignments. With an extra class, Marshall expects to run into some difficulties especially during track season. He explained how track is a bigger responsibility than cross country, making it more difficult to manage more students. 

 Not only has he gained an extra class, but he gained extra students in each class. A class size last year averaged 23 students while this year’s smallest class is 30 students. With more students comes a wider range of skill level leaving Marshall with a bigger responsibility to make sure every student is accommodated.