Around Bosco: New Science Teacher Mr. Rummel Requerme Joins The Bosco Team

by Andrew Fierro

Mr. Rummel Requerme becomes one of the newest additions to the Bosco community. Find out a little more about him!

Q: What college did you attend?

A: I attended UCLA. Go Bruins!

Q: What did you study?

A: I switched my major a few times but landed on Biology. So I guess you can say I’m a powerhouse…of the ‘self’.

Q: Favorite music, artist or genre?

A: It really depends on the time of day, but I’ve always found myself coming back to either John Mayer or Bruno Mars.

Q: Favorite color or colors?

A: Always has been blue. Go Braves!

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Back to the Future, hands down. Who doesn’t love this movie?!

Q: What you like most about teaching?

A: Having the opportunity to not only have a voice but actively give others a voice when going through lessons. I guess the boys are alright, too…sometimes.

Q: What do you like most about Bosco?

A: The snacks in the Teacher’s Loun-  I mean the students and faculty. 

Q: Favorite place to eat?

A: You can never go wrong with some Chipotle or McDonald’s.

Q: Canes or Chick Fil A?

A: Raising Cane’s. Chicken tenders for daysssssss!

Q: Favorite sport and favorite team?

A: Basketball, LOS LAKERSSS (although that loss to the Mav’s really hit me deeply)

Q: Favorite TV show?

A: I’ve always been conflicted on this one. I love some New Girl, but Big Bang Theory & Modern Family come in real close. 

Q: Favorite video game if you have one?

A: Fortnite. Aha I’m kidding. Probably the Uncharted Series on Playstation. 

Q: How has it been teaching through ZOOM and then only a handful of students in person?

A: It’s been real tough, not going to lie. But the students have been really on top of it, even more than me, and been enthusiastic since Day 1. It’s always nice to see their happy, but mostly tired, faces nevertheless. 

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is actually my first year teaching. I’ve led leadership programs and mentored in the past though. 

Q: Where are you from if not California?

A: I am from a sad place called Victorville. However, I did grow up in Downey and even went to Alameda/Carpenter until I moved when I was 10

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a teacher? 

A: My mom has been an elementary school teacher her whole life so I’ve been subliminally influenced by her. I learned to be vocal and helpful from her and to be childish and silly from my dad. So, I’ve always dreamed of providing that type of environment for students (since all my teachers were really strict and not funny).

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: I owned a Turtle. I know that doesn’t answer the question, but I thought I’d let you know. What was that? Answer the question? Okay okay…dogs. 

Q: Do you have any hobbies?

A: I like playing and writing music during my free time. I do like playing video games when I have the time. Traveling was big for me before the pandemic but the commute to Bosco is a great adventure in and of itself.

Q: Do you have a favorite holiday?

A: Christmas, man. Something about the season and the energy that really makes you FEEL happy and peaceful. Christmas music is also universal throughout the entire year and really gets you hyped.

Q: What made you decide to come to Bosco?

A: The atmosphere; it’s unlike any other school. As you can tell, the faculty and staff really emphasize the need of being a leader more than strictly a teacher. That’s a necessity in any environment, but a lot of schools lack that. So I would say the principles and values of Bosco is what really drew me to it.

Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?

A: Iceland. I really want to check out their system for clean energy and the dozens of things that their culture has that really differentiates themselves from other countries. I’ve also heard their chocolate is fire.

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