Chris Taddiken has been named the 2019-2020 Archdiocesan Independent High School Teacher of the Year. Taddiken teaches AP Calculus BC, Honors Multivariable Calculus, Honors Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, and Precalculus. Additionally, he is the moderator for the National Honor Society, McMullen Scholars Capstone Instructor, and spearheads the group, “Courageous Conversations”, a professional development program focused on helping serve our student population pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice.
The Archdiocese surprised Taddiken with the honor on May 20, 2020. The Calvert Hall faculty and staff gathered in a virtual forum to celebrate Taddiken’s recognition. He shared, “It is a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the Calvert Hall community. I feel incredibly honored to have been recognized by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and even more so to work alongside (Calvert Hall’s faculty and staff) on a daily basis. The effort, dedication, and care embodied by the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff are truly inspiring.”
Principal Charles Stembler added, “Chris is a pedagogically sound instructor whose true vocation is to educate students. He loves the pursuit of intellect. The best teachers not only have a love for their subject, but also care deeply about the students. This describes Chris perfectly.”
The Archdiocese honors three teachers each year with this distinction – Archdiocesan High School, Archdiocesan Independent School, and Archdiocesan Elementary/Middle School.
Calvert Hall College, a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory school, prepares a diverse community of young men to achieve their full potential utilizing their unique talents. Through excellent academic and extracurricular programs led by innovative and dedicated educators, our students become confident men with the ethical foundation for service, independent thinking,and responsible leadership. Inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de LaSalle, our students develop a respect for others as part of an inclusive, lifelong Calvert Hall brotherhood as Men of Intellect, Men of Faith and Men of Integrity.