Mr. William Maddock, this year’s lone addition to Chaminade’s language department, has an incredibly impressive resume. After graduating from New York University in 2011 with a B.A. in Classical Civilization, he ventured across the Atlantic and received two degrees from the University of Oxford – a M.Phil in Roman History and another M.Phil in Ecclesiastical History.
While his original intentions were to enter politics, Mr. Maddock gradually came to the realization that he was best suited to become a teacher. As an educator at Chaminade, Mr. Maddock said that hopes to instill “adaptability to change, challenge, and productive growth” in his students.
Next, Chaminade is welcoming one new faculty member to the Religion Department – Mr. Thomas Griffin, whose twin brother Michael currently teaches history here at Chaminade.
A Wantagh native, Mr. Griffin attended Kellenberg Memorial High School, where he played on the basketball team and was a member of Sodality and C.R.O.S.S. He went on to Molloy College to study theology and philosophy. During his senior year of college, he entered the seminary, where he considered the priesthood for nearly three years.
“You have to be the one to reflect and ask yourself if you need to take a step back,” said Mr. Griffin when asked about the process of becoming a priest. “It got to the point where I realized that I needed more time to discern, so that’s why I ended up leaving and, eventually, proposing to my future wife and getting married.”