students returning to class on the first day of school Monday may have noticed something missing. After nearly 10 years at Campbell High School, and has taken a position teaching economics at Westlake High School in southwest Atlanta.
Tischler told Smynra-Vinings Patch multiple times that the Campbell community was “amazing,” but said he made the decision to transfer to Westlake because of his family. Tischler and his wife are expecting their second child.
“I just felt like with another child on the way I just wanted to focus a little more time on my family,” he said. “With teaching there’s still a lot of work to do, but I can do that from the house around the family.”
Tischler joins another former Campbell Spartan at Westlake. Grant Rivera has served as Westlake’s principal . Tischler said the opportunity to work with Rivera again also influenced his decision to the teaching position.
“I respect the man beyond belief,” he said. “What he’s done at Westlake is amazing. The kids are fantastic that I’ve met with—very respectful. We’ve actually had conversations in the classroom where the kids are like, ‘Yeah, he has changed this school around for the better.’”
Tischler isn’t the only assistant principal Campbell lost over the summer. Like Tischler, former Assistant Principal Audra Saunders spent nearly a decade at Campbell, but left the Cobb County School District for an assistant principalship at Cartersville High School.
Tischler said he’s excited about the new opportunity and only regrets that he wasn’t able to say goodbye to the students before he moved on.
“I love Campbell. I love this community, the students, the faculty,” he said. “I was able to say goodbye to some of the faculty, which was great. But my one regret was that I wasn’t able to say goodbye to the kids because they’re just amazing. That’s what made it really tough to leave.”