Stebbins Chemistry/Physical Science Teacher
- Where are you from?
Family of two: My wife and I
- What is your educational background/College/Degree?
BS Chemistry from WSU, MA Education from WSU
- What are you currently reading for enjoyment?
I just finished “I’ll Give You the Sun”
- What do you want to be doing in five years?
- What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom?
Video Games, music, and traveling
- To what teams and/or clubs did you belong as a student?
I played Baseball and was on Academic team. I was also in Key Club and Recycling Club
- When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field?
High School solidified my interest in teaching, science is just the most interesting to me
- What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching?
I am very empathetic, and feel like I am very good at putting myself in someone else’s shoes
- What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?
Chemistry, because it is superior #ChemSnob
- What is your least favorite subject?
- What do you like most about teaching as a career?
The impact we have as students and watching them grow into human beings
- What is the most difficult aspect of teaching today?
Helping students overcome outside school trauma/challenges
- What could a visitor to your class expect to see?
Respect in all directions
- Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My science teacher Mr. Souders. He ran Science Club, and led us on trips down to the Smokey Mountains
- What is your favorite local restaurant?
- What is one goal that you plan to accomplish during your adult lifetime?
Traveling with my wife to all 50 states
- Who is your hero?
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
- What did you want to be when you were small?
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- What are your hobbies?
- If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Super speed or control over time
- What's your favorite zoo animal?
Whatever I’m not allergic to
- What's your favorite fast food chain?
- What was your first job?
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play video games