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Seton Catholic Teacher to Take on Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

After three decades, a teacher will soon bid farewell to Seton Catholic Central.

Brian Hyland will take on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

It's a bittersweet time as he prepares to part with the school he calls his second home.

The high school Latin and social studies teacher will be moving on to a new endeavor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“I'll be taking the position of curator of Medieval Manuscripts and I’ll also be helping out with Ancient Greek papyri for the Green Collection," said Hyland, "Which is the basis for the new Museum of the Bible that is being built in Washington, D.C.”

This is, perhaps, the perfect position for this history buff.

“Medieval Manuscripts are absolutely beautiful. And when you’re working with one, it’s like you're touching history," said Hyland.

However, all of his excitement doesn’t come without some sadness.

“The hardest thing is going to be leaving my students,” said Hyland.

It’s hard for his students, and colleagues, as well.

“When he first told us, I started to cry. I couldn’t help it because he has made such an impact on me personally," said SCC Sophomore Angela Klawyter.

“My first thought was, how can we ever replace a pillar of this school who’s been here for 30 years?” said SCC Principal Matt Martinkovic.

But this teacher, mock-trial mentor, and cross-country and track coach won't leave without a lasting legacy.

“I hope actually to one day be a teacher," said Klawyter, "And Mr. Hyland is one of the teachers that I’m definitely going to want to be like."

“I love the school," said Hyland, "It’s been an amazing opportunity to be here for this long.”

Even when he leaves for his new career in June, Hyland said a part of him will forever be a Seton Catholic Saint at heart.