Holmes to leave DBHS for assistant principal position

The longtime biology teacher has taken a new job at Temple City High School.



Science teacher Christopher Holmes has received a new position at Temple City High School.

Angela Yang, Asst. News Editor

Fifteen years of being a Brahma will soon come to an end for Diamond Bar High School biology teacher Christopher Holmes, who will be leaving the school to join Temple City High School as assistant principal.

According to Holmes, the position of assistant principal has been an aspiration of his for about seven years. When the position opened up at TCHS at the beginning of the school year due to the departure of its previous assistant principal, Holmes applied for the spot. He was offered the position after completing a process consisting of two sets of interviews, according to Holmes.

The school board officially approved the decision on Sept. 27.

During his time at DBHS, Holmes has taught all levels of biology, including regular, honors, AP and IB. He has also instructed integrated science on campus for a shorter duration of time and coached basketball for several years.

As class advisor for the class of 2018, Holmes remembers last year’s prom as one of his favorite memories at DBHS. Another one of his most cherished memories was when he coached the DBHS basketball team to CIF.

“The year that we made it to the CIF semifinals in basketball, which was 2005, was a great year,” Holmes said.

Besides “working with the students and teaching the students year after year,” Holmes will also miss having his children attend the same school he works at, as, currently, his son is a senior and his daughter is a freshman at DBHS.

Holmes’s departure creates a new opening this year for his position at DBHS, and the school has begun to advertise for new applicants to fill the spot. At this point, a replacement has not yet been determined.

Additionally, choir teacher Patty Breitag announced her retirement, with her last day at DBHS being Oct. 6.