Analy’s Resident Einstein

Clayton Nelson, Staff Writer

At the end of the year, Analy will be losing one of its most beloved teachers: Mr. Goldberg. During his 37 years at this school, he has taught algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, physics, and physical science. Mr. Goldberg has had an enormous influence on his students – he’s a truly proton-like human being (always positive).

Since 1981, Mr. Goldberg has been a driving force in Analy’s education system. Through his teaching in physics, he has excited the minds of aspiring engineers and mathematicians and helped students get involved in hands-on activities.                                                                                                                                                                               

Though Goldberg loves his physics classes, his favorite thing to teach is not typically covered in standard textbooks. “Personally, my favorite thing to teach is visual astronomy – the type that you can see with the naked eye,” Goldberg said. “I’ve always loved the stars and looking at the changing night sky throughout the year.” Because of this passion, Goldberg has incorporated astronomy into his physics courses. Through models, videos, and demonstrations, Goldberg creates his own covalent knowledge-sharing bond with his students.

Additionally, Goldberg is a leader of Analy’s GSE club, hosting meetings in his classroom and attending trips. GSE, or Global Student Embassy, gives students the opportunity to venture to developing countries and volunteer there. Travelling with this tightly-knit group, Goldberg has been to countries such as Ecuador and Nicaragua in Central and South America. This upcoming year, Goldberg is once again going to Ecuador with GSE, this time to the town of Bahia. Goldberg speaks fondly of this program, declaring, “I’ve always loved travelling, but you never get the same experience as with GSE. Everything else is much more upscale. This is much more rural, much more remote. You really get to experience the culture.”

As this year comes to a close, Mr. Goldberg has retirement on his mind, and it is evident that he will enjoy it. “I really like to cook, travel, listen to music, and even play music,” he said. “I also love reading and playing with my grandkids.” Though he may be looking forward to retirement, his departure is bittersweet. When asked what his favorite part about his job is, he responded with: “Young people. I love working with students and showing them the wonders and beauty of the world.” Mr. Goldberg has been an important member of the Analy community for years. He has influenced countless students, helping them in their pursuits of knowledge. The faculty and students will be sad to see such an [inter]stellar man go.