New Algebra Teacher Excited to Join GHS Community 


Mr. Seijo Photo by Lee Brunsting

Emma Ingrum and Lee Brunsting


     This year, GHS has welcomed many new staff members into the school community. This week, GHS journalism interviewed Michael Seijo. Mr. Sejio is originally from Round Rock, Texas and he moved to Gunnison in 2016 where he went to Western Colorado University for five years. His last year at Western he spent student teaching with Thomas Kattnig while also balancing the difficulties of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the struggles of Zoom Learning. He has his Bachelor’s degree and is planning to get his Master’s degree. He has a Mathematics Major with an emphasis in Secondary Licensure. 

     When he first arrived at Western, he wanted to be an engineer; however Western did not have their engineering program yet so Mr.Seijo decided to take the path of teaching and coaching. He coaches High School Wrestling and Football, and has previously participated in both activities. What got him into teaching was his love for coaching and his skill in math. “I had a lot of teachers and coaches who influenced me in a positive way, so I wanted to be that for other kids.” Last year, Mr.Seijo taught for his first year at the Gunnison Middle School as an elective teacher. This gave him the advantage of already being introduced to his current 9th grade algebra students who followed him through the change of schools. Other than the fact he has to take his grading home, Sejio enjoys his job and the students he works with.

Mr. Seijo
Photo by Lee Brunsting

      If he hadn’t chosen the path of teaching, he would open up his own gym. When asked what other subject he would teach if given the opportunity, Mr. Sejio responded “P.E. or health, woodshop would be fun, or if i could do the same thing I was doing last year, robotics would be cool.” Our GHS community is very grateful to welcome Mr. Seijo into his job.