Denver teacher's 'second act'

DENVER – The 9Teachers Who Care winner for April had a second act in life. Michael Schiano was a New York lawyer for 18 years, but he always loved math and wanted to teach it.

And now he does at Most Precious Blood School in Denver.

His students and their parents are pretty happy about his change of career. Schiano's unique approach to teaching not only makes a difficult subject easier, it's also a lot of fun.

For instance, the day 9NEWS visited, he told the students about science fiction movies like "The Attack of the Giant Bees."

What does that have to do with math? The students had to figure out how big the legs would have to be to support a huge bee, or whether a 50-foot-tall woman is realistic from a mathematical point of view.

Schiano says when he was a lawyer there often wasn't a lot of positive energy at his workplace.

Now there is, and he loves it. So do his students.

Congratulations to Michael Schiano, our April 9Teachers Who Care winner.

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