March 3, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Secondary Education: Mercury News: Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand

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Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand

Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand

Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand

Jay Delaney

WESTMONT HIGH SCHOOL, CAMPBELL

Years of service: 36

Background: Born in Los Angeles, Delaney, 58, grew up in Fresno, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School and Fresno State University. Before he began teaching at Leigh High School in 1968, Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand. Delaney now teaches algebra 2 and geometry at Westmont. He and his wife, Christina, have three children and live in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hobbies: Boogie boarding, fishing, mushroom picking, swimming and hiking

Why he became a teacher: ``I've always wanted to be a teacher,'' Delaney said, ``since the eighth grade.''

Toughest day at work: ``When one of my students is in distress because of personal problems,'' Delaney said.

Book on nightstand: ``The Poisonwood Bible'' by Barbara Kingsolver

When he was a student: As a student, Delaney received straight A's in his physics and trigonometry courses. ``At our high school, that meant that we could skip the final,'' said Delaney, noting that that was ``40 years ago!''

Most embarrassing classroom moment: While teaching in Thailand, Delaney didn't use the right language tone when calling his students to the blackboard and instead kept referring to them as ``dogs.'' His students, said Delaney, ``kept laughing at me.''





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