Mr. Dunne is the new sophomore biology teacher here at Brother Rice and is also one of the new freshman football coaches. Before joining the Crusaders, he taught high school in Samoa. Mr. Dunne loves music and can play a few unique instruments, including the Irish flute. Growing up in Evergreen Park, he is very familiar with the area. He hasn’t even been a Crusader for a semester yet and he already loves the school. If his last name didn’t give it away, Mr. Dunne is Irish to the core, and hangs the Irish flag in the back of his room.
How long have you been teaching?
What was your first impression of Brother Rice?
It was a good school with a lot of interesting people.
What is your best memory of Brother Rice so far?
I don’t think I’ve been here long enough, but freshman football has been pretty good so far.
What got you into teaching?
I have always been interested in science, and I enjoy helping people figure things out about the world they never knew.
Have you had an embarrassing moment at Brother Rice?
Thankfully, no, not yet
What do you do in your free time?
If I’m not listening to music, I am usually playing it.
What inspires you?
What would you be doing if you were not teaching?
Either scientific research or playing music
What is your favorite book?
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
What is your favorite food?
I love all types of food; I couldn’t choose just one.
Where did you grow up?
Where did you go to school, both college and high school?
Evergreen Park High School, and for college I went to St. Francis in Joliet.
Cubs or Sox?
The Sox, especially since they’re in first place
If you wanted to meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Paddy Keenan, an Irish Uillean Bagpiper who is a founding member of the Bothy Band
Where is your favorite place to in the World?
Chicago, Samoa, or Ireland
In one word, how would you describe Brother Rice?
What are some of your hobbies?
I like to watch and play sports, cook, read books, and play music. I can play the guitar, the Irish flute, and the bagpipes.
What is your Super Bowl prediction?
Bears 48, Patriots 30
What is your favorite band?
The Bothy Band
What is your favorite television show of all time?
What was your favorite class in school?
Any type of history
Do you see yourself at Brother Rice in the future?
Yes, absolutely. I love everything about this school so far and I hope to be here in the future.