Meet new social studies teacher Mr. Dong

Mr. Dong is a new social studies teacher here at Apex High School. Curious to know more about who he is? Read to learn about his life before Apex High School and what he is interested in!

Q: Where are you from?

A: I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Atlanta. Currently, I live in Cary.

Q: What are your schools and degrees?

A: I attended North Carolina State University and obtained a Bachelors in History. I also have a

Masters in Social Studies Education.

Q: What subject do you teach?

A: I teach social studies (Currently AP World History and American I).

Q: Why did you choose your subject area?

A: I feel that history is my strongest subject, and it continues to fascinate me to this day. I am also terrible at math and science, even though they are interesting.

Q: What did you do before coming to Apex?

A: I took some odd jobs here and there. Nothing really worth noting.

Q: Do you have any other jobs besides teaching?

A: I tutor at the Kumon Learning Center.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: Anything that involves slowly ruining my vision such as reading, watching television/movies, and video games.

Q: What are your thoughts about Apex so far? Likes, dislikes, etc.

A: The staff and administration are extremely supportive and kind.

Q: Who is or has been an inspiration to you?

A: My freshman world history teacher, Mr. Merrill, and my college professor, Mr. Cherry. They could somehow talk about anything for an hour and a half and still make it seem interesting.

Q: What advice would you give students?

A: I would say to be rational in school and in life.

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