Cory Stirewalt

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cory Stirewalt teaches 10th, 11th and 12th-grade honors civics and economics, honors psychology, advanced placement comparative government and politics and advanced placement psychology at A.L. Brown High School.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Lenoir-Rhyne College, National Board certification in AYA social studies, master’s of education in secondary social studies education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, graduate certificate in academically or intellectually gifted from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (expected completion in 2015)
Years teaching: 13 years
Family: Wife – Miriam (married 9 years in October), a 5-year-old son named Caleb and a 6-month-old daughter named Claire
Favorite food: Italian, piccata, marsala, Chicken Bryan from Carrabba’s
Favorite color: Kelly green
Favorite TV show: “Big Bang Theory”
Favorite book: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
Favorite movies: “Star Wars” franchise, “Braveheart”
Favorite sport or team: Chicago Cubs and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team
Hobbies: Riding bikes with my son, playing with my daughter, reading
Dream vacation: A Mediterranean cruise
Prized possession: I don’t really have a prized material possession. Relationships with people matter so much more.
Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Fred Savage – we looked very similar, especially when I was younger and had hair.
Hidden talent: Guitar – I’m not very good and I never get to play, but I can still play a little.
Motto: Keep smiling.
Three words that describe me: Positive, driven, caring
Someone who inspires you: My wife and kids are who inspire me the most on a daily basis.
Greatest accomplishment: Students performed above the national average on the advanced placement U.S. government exam.
Favorite quotes: “I may not agree with a thing you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire
“There has never been, nor ever will be, a people who are politically ignorant and free.” – Thomas Jefferson