About our Family
Catherine Moffett began her nearly two-decades long teaching career at TPHS in 2000, educating students enrolled in English 9 Honors and AP English Language who shared her passion for literature. Mrs. Moffett was both a beloved peer to her fellow staff members, and mentor to her students. Incorporating clips of Stephen Colbert into her lesson plans, Moffett bonded with many fortunate Falcons over her love of William Faulkner, and her personal collection of books which she studied at their age. 19 years later, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer that damages the immune system and bones. After fighting for seven long months to continue participating in some of her favorite activities such as baking, she passed away just one day before her 63rd birthday. Mrs. Moffett was well-known in the Falcon community for her fun-loving, and endearingly stubborn personality. Her legacy maintains in tact in the minds of her former students.
Nick Herrmann is a student-athlete at Torrey Pines High School who competes on the varsity basketball team. He is known as a hard-working, responsible, and respectful young man with an unmatched love for basketball. His dedication to what he loves is evident and his driven personality has pushed him to fight cancer. Nick was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer in his left leg, causing him to withdraw from school immediately to begin his battle. He is currently going through chemotherapy and is on a long road to conquering cancer. Unfortunately, Nick's mom was recently diaganosed with cancer, and will be out of work for eight months. We keep her story in our hearts! You can donate to Nick's family directly by clicking the link below.
Scott Chodorow, also known as Coach C, began his career at Torrey Pines High School in 2000 when he became the Head Cheer Coach and Advisor. He was the ASB Director and taught several subjects including Photography and Video Film. His philosophy on teaching was to make long lasting memories. In doing so, he created many traditions around campus including the Haunted House and Hallway of Lights. He planned memorable proms and homecomings, and created the TPHS fight song. Together, he and his ASB class originated the slogan of “WE ARE TP!” Coach C had the best attitude and work ethic when it came to getting a job done. Nothing was ever too much for his “larger than life” mentality. Coach C mentored hundreds of students and had an “open door” policy to everyone who came his way. He always had sound advice and the best bear hugs around. Coach C’s legacy will forever live on throughout the campus and the hearts of many. He was TP.