Phone: (208) 855-4250 ext.1128
Degrees and Certifications:
Kerman (CA) High School Class of 1992 AA State Center Community College District (CA) (2001) BA History CSU Fresno (2001) MA History Boise State (2010)
Mr. Max A. Delgado
Hello, my name is Max Delgado and I teach both United States History 11 and Idaho History. It is my 15th year teaching here at Centennial High School and I am currently coaching football at Lowell Scott Middle School. My certifications include History, Geography, and Spanish. I hold a Master of Arts degree in History which I earned in 2010 from Boise State University. My emphasis during that time was the history of the American West and my thesis "Jesús Urquides: Idaho's Premier Muleteer"http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/td/129/ focused on the life and occupation of early Boise pioneer Jesús Urquides. A shorter version of this biography was published in 2006. I have also published articles in magazines including the Mountain Light as well as Idaho Landscapes. As a result of my research, I've presented at numerous speaking engagements including the Fettuccine Forum, as well as the Brown Bag Lecture series at the Idaho Historical Museum. I also took part in helping to establish a historical marker at the site of the Spanish Village at 115 Main St. in Boise, an effort that was recognized with a (Boise) Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in History in 2013.
History has always been a big part of my life and it is a passion of mine. In America I trace my lineage to members of the Plymouth Colony of Massachussetts that date back to 1634. Other ancestors came overland in covered wagons in 1850 during the California Gold Rush. I am also a second-generation American whose grandfather left Mexico after the Cristero Revolt in the late 1920s. I am a near-native speaker of Spanish and have a familiarity with the Basque language (Euskera), a language unrelated to any other in the world. Although a native of California, I feel that I am well qualified in the teaching of Idaho History. In fact, my ancestors passed through what would become Idaho in 1850 along the Oregon-California Trail, and in the 1870s, one of those ancestors came to the Idaho Territory to mine for gold in the Salmon River country. I have also studied the subject of Idaho History quite thoroughly for the last 17 years, have written published articles and a book on these topics, and have enjoyed traveling the state as an avid outdoorsman.
I am a native of the San Joaquin Valley of California, the seventh generation of my family to live in the area. I was raised on our family farm where we raised livestock, cotton, and alfalfa. I was a three sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball. I was a two year starting varsity quarterback and helped my team to a league co-championship my senior year. I currently live in Meridian with my wife Maria Helena, and three kids, Max (a junior at CHS), Amelia ( a freshman at CHS), and Micaela, a sixth grader.