Phone: (208) 855-4250 ext.1128
Degrees and Certifications:
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.