Math instructor Grace Chang accepts marriage proposal, resigns from positionChang will return to Tahiti after 10 years
While on summer vacation in Papeete, Windward Islands, Tahiti, Ms. Grace Chang accepted a marriage proposal from her high school crush, Rocky Hunter. She will be marrying her romantic partner on Oct. 23 in Tahiti. Photo Credit:
After a marriage proposal made by her romantic partner, Rocky Hunter, in Papeete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia, Ms. Grace Chang will finally be returning home to Tahiti to pursue new ambitions.
“To me, home has always been Tahiti. When I came to the states, the plan was to work for two years, earn my masters, and go back to the island. It’s been 10 years,” Chang said.
On her trip back to the island on June 26, Chang rekindled her close relationship with Hunter’s family and a romance sparked between the two. In due course, a wedding engagement was made inside a temple on the last day of her vacation.
“I actually knew him [Hunter] when I was 17 years old. Now, 19 years later, I’m marrying my high school crush,” Chang said. “It’s been a whirlwind, but I’m excited to start my new life as Mrs. Hunter.”
While the math instructor planned to get married the following year and make the 2015-16 school year her last year in the states, the couple plans to host a small reception in Tahiti in Nov. after the wedding, which is tentatively scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Oct. 24.
“I’m so sad that Ms. Chang left us, but I’m happy that she found the one she wants to be with and I wish her good luck,” senior Alyssa Bui said.
A separate wedding reception for Chang’s students is still being discussed, but she hopes to host a ceremony on campus before she moves to Tahiti in Oct.
“Ms. Chang will always be a coyote, and we are better for having known her,”Principal Donna Levy said. “I wish her a wonderful life with her new husband and family, and I’m so envious she gets to live in Tahiti.”
Consequently, Chang’s resignation left an open position for a new instructor to teach her course. Mr. Rod Hersha is currently teaching pre-calculus and Advance Placement (AP) pre-calculus in room B212.
“He [Hersha] comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in mathematics, especially pre-calculus and AP calculus. We are very lucky to have him,” Levy said.