Butch Jalbert, Mathematics teacher
In 1969, the fall of my senior year in high school, Professor Charles Brusard from Assumption College came to my campus to teach a class on AP Calculus AB and my life was mathematically changed and challenged forever. Off to Boston College, I went to major in Math, receiving a B.A. in Math in 1974. Following my graduation, Boston College offered a tuition scholarship and a teaching fellowship while earning a Master of Art degree in Math in 1976. How could I say no? Desiring to spread the truths of Calculus to prep school minds and see their faces light up with understanding intrigued me. This stuff was fun and explaining it to others was satisfying. Education is really a two-way street: sharing insights with students and learning from students. Tampa Prep has been very kind to me, assisting me in my journey, securing grants for writing an AP Calculus AB book and an AP Calculus BC iBook. I am happily married with eight children, five of whom are married, and seven grandchildren.