Spotlight Story: Mr. Walsh


Mr. Walsh teaches US History II and AP Gov.

Katie Barrow, Editor

Q: How many years have you been teaching at Franklin High?

A: 26 years

Q: Why did you want to become a teacher?

A: Mr. Walsh loves getting to talk about history and politics as his job and became a teacher because he loves teaching about this material.

Q: What’s your favorite thing that you like about teaching?

A: His favorite thing is when previous Franklin High students come back to visit. He likes catching up and talking about how life is going with them.

Q: What do you like about teaching history and AP Gov?

A: Mr. Walsh’s favorite thing about teaching history is that there is “no right answer.” Having conversations about history and listening to students’ points of view is something that he appreciates. He has a real passion for AP Gov because he helped to introduce the course to Franklin High in 2009. 

Q: Why did you want to become the Mock Trial advisor?

A: He says that Mock Trial is a “fun way to practice problem-solving.” It is also cool that he gets to see students from all four grades work together, despite age differences as well as seeing seniors mentor the freshmen.

Q: What advice do you have for students?

A: Mr. Walsh wants people to “stop worrying about things they can’t control, especially when it comes to other people.”