For 33 years, Brian McCarthy taught abstract concepts at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He retires this month.
Hundreds of alumni remember McCarthy as their physics teacher. He went into the field in part because his parents believed, “I would do a good job explaining what was going on,” he recalls.
“Part of it is just the language we use in physics is math and really it’s like teaching a foreign language. You’re learning what’s going on in the world, but mathematically,” the retiring teacher said. “Some of it also is when we . . .
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