David Yunt

  • Name: David Yunt

 

  • Position/Building: Aerospace Science (AFJROTC) @ Stebbins High School

 

  • Where are you from? Louisville, KY

 

  • Family/Kids/Pets: Married 14 yrs., 2 boys (1st and 7th grade)--No pets

 

  • What is your educational background/College/Degree? Undergrad-UK 96'-Anthropology. University of Oklahoma--MA-International Rel. As well as Air Command & Staff College & Air War College

 

  • What are you currently reading for enjoyment? "The Long Haul" -- a biography of a truck driver

 

  • What do you want to be doing in five years? Continuing the AWESOME JROTC program!

 

  • What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom? Flying with Civil Air Patrol and being a Scout leader

 

  • To what teams and/or clubs did you belong as a student? I was in AFJROTC

 

  • When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field? Just a year ago, enjoyed instructing while in the Air Force and enjoyed working with youth.

 

  • What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching? Binging humor and creativity to sometime boring subjects.

 

  • What is your favorite subject to teach? Why? Anything with airplanes! I love to show young people that they CAN actually fly!

 

  • What is your least favorite subject? I never had one I didn't like, the instructor can make anything fun.

 

  • What do you like most about teaching as a career? The chance to pass knowledge to others and get them thinking about something new.

 

  • What is the most difficult aspect of teaching today? Outside distractions, phones/video games and just home life can cause a student to not do well.

 

  • What could a visitor to your class expect to see? A variety of subjects on leadership and aerospace.

 

  • Who was your favorite teacher and why? Baughman--my AFJROTC teacher...he allowed me to learn and fail and learn some more.

 

  • What is your favorite local restaurant? Skyline! I’m still exploring the area around for good independent restaurants.

 

  • What is one goal that you plan to accomplish during your adult lifetime? I'd like to add to my pilot qualifications.

 

  • Describe your dream vacation. Rail journey across Europe

 

  • Who is your hero? ML King

 

  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Anywhere near family and friends. I've lived many places, but near family is always best.

 

  • What did you want to be when you were small? I had no idea!

 

  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Thanksgiving dinner!

 

  • What are your hobbies? Flying and model trains.

 

  • If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? OF course to fly!

 

  • What's your favorite zoo animal? Tigers

 

  • What's your favorite fast food chain? White Castles

 

  • What was your first job? Grocery Bagger

 

  • What do you like to do in your spare time? Spend time with my wife and our 2 boys. I love to be outside when the weather is nice.