Name: Alen Vartan

Job Title: Math Teacher: Educating grades 9-12 in mathematics, specifically Algebra 2, Statistics, and College Algebra.

Years at AHS: 10

Most memorable experience at AHS: My most memorable experiences at American Heritage are attending all the exciting events we have planned for our seniors such as senior carnival, Grad bash, prom and graduation. Also as the head coach of 6th/7th grade football at American Heritage we completed an undefeated season.

Favorite hobbies outside of school: The hobbies I enjoy the most are going to the beach, tennis, movies, and traveling.

Any notable achievements outside of school: I participated in rescue efforts, rebuilding, supporting law enforcement at Big Pine Key after Hurricane George struck while serving in the Florida National Guard.

Children's name and grade and/or when they graduated from AHS? (if applicable): Alen Aiden Vartan Grade 10 and Andre Arman Vartan Grade 9.

Favorite Quote: The only real mistake is the one which we learn nothing.

Something that might surprise us about you: I learned to read, write and speak Turkish, Armenian, Greek, and English by the age of 12. While serving in the Marine Corps, I was trained by one of the top snipers in the Gulf War. As a machine gunner, I was attached to a special operations unit that participated in a rescue operation of a downed Air Force Pilot, later that mission was turned into a Hollywood movie starring Gene Hackman. I can sketch, draw and paint ambidextrously.