Mr. Adam Segall is one of many new teachers at Fontbonne this year. He has been very hands on in working with the school’s extracurricular activities. He created the school’s chess club. Many students have turned to him for help with math and science problems. He has set a reputation for himself not just as the “new engineering teacher” or “new computer science teacher,” but he considers himself to be a “class supervisor and a guide person to have discussions with rather than just lecturing.” Mr. Segall is very passionate about his job. He says "My least favorite thing about my job is not having enough time to do everything I want.”
Mr. Segall was born in Stanford, FL. After 10 years, he moved to Jacksonville, FL until 2002 when he moved to Tallahassee, FL. In 2008, he came to New York. Mr. Segall’s affinity towards our school clubs does not reflect himself as a high school student. He participated in his school’s philosophy club and attended “one French club meeting, if that counts.” When asked if he knew that he wanted to be a teacher growing up he responded with “No, I originally wanted to be a test pilot but I found out that I couldn’t because of my vision. Then, I thought about being a lawyer but realized I couldn’t because I don’t like reading and writing, then I thought about owning a sandwich shop on the beach.” He received his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and his graduate degree at Dowling College, in Long Island.
He explains his inspiration for becoming a teacher as “I have a passion for science and math and I love talking about it.” His favorite course is Physics and it shows when students ask him for help with studying. “Mr. Segall has helped me greatly with my physics homework. In resources, I see him engaging with other students in various courses like AP Calculus, trigonometry, and precalculus. If anyone needs help in any of the math or science subjects you should definitely go to him, it’s worth it" said junior, Mary Petrosino. He doesn’t mind, though. “I love that the students are motivated and organized, it’s something I’ve never come across before.” Mr. Segall is definitely a great addition to the Fontbonne teaching staff!