Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Allemang

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Haley Radcliffe

Mr. Allemang and his Triconderoga pencils enjoy a relaxing day by the pond.

Michael Dudjak, Staff Writer

Mr. Allemang is an English teacher here at BPHS. He manages to keep everything in line even though his hands are constantly full with all the programs he helps out with. Other than the five English classes that he teaches every day, he also teaches Journalism class, coaches for the track team, runs Yearbook Club, Newspaper Club and Camera Club, and last but certainly not least, he coaches cross country at Independence Middle School.

 

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 11 years. My first year I taught at Seton-Lasalle. Ever since then I have been teaching here.

 

What is your favorite teaching memory?

One moment that stands out to me is when one of my students bought me a pack of Palomino Blackwing pencils for my birthday, and I still have them to this day.

 

Who do you think has the most drip in the school?

Mr. Qualk… he has the most drip out of all the teachers. Overall, he is a cool guy. He seems to have it all together and he’s a very good teacher. I aspire to be like Mr. Qualk. Sometimes he has been known to play Jesus around Easter time at his church.

 

If you could choose to have one superpower what would you choose?

Super strength because I have always tried to get stronger but I have never been successful, and if I had super strength I could lift anything I wanted.

 

What is your favorite food?

Loaded tater tots from the Bethel Park High School cafeteria

 

What is your favorite color?

Sky blue

 

What are some of your favorite bands or musicians?

My favorite band is Sigur Ros. They are an Icelandic Post Rock group, and I tend to like post-rock in general. Some other bands that I like are Explosions in the Sky and This Will Destroy You. I like post-rock because it moves my soul like no other genre can do.

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