Features — 29 April 2012
Features:  Staffer has Q&A session with new student teachers

There are student teachers throughout the year at Rock Creek that help and teach classes while they are here. Ranging from subjects like social studies to math, they are here to earn their teaching degree in that subject.  This semester, Rock Creek has a few new student teachers.

Danielle Evans, with social studies teacher Chris Schmitz

  1. How are you doing today
    • “Good.”
  2. What subject do you teach?
    • “Social Studies, Government and World History.”
  3. Do you like it here?
    • “Love it.”
  4. Why or why not?
    • “Doing what I am wanting to and the students are respectful”.
  5. Is this what you have wanted to do all your life?
    • “Yes, because my mom and basically my whole family were teachers.”
  6. What made you want to become a teacher?
    • “Education empowers people, and I previously thought about being a lawyer.”
  7. What do you need to accomplish here at Rock Creek?
    • “Teaching the semester”
  8. Do you think that will be a problem?
    • “No, it will go smoothly.”
  9. If you were a kitchen utensil what would you be and why?
    • “A fork because you use it for everything.”

Brad Gober, with social studies teacher Mike Zabel

  1. How are you today?
    • “Fantastic.”
  2. What subject do you teach?
    • “Social studies.”
  3. Do you like it here?
    • “Yes.”
  4. Why or why not?
    • “Kids are respectful.”
  5. Is this what you have wanted to do all your life?
    • “Yes, since I was a freshman in high school.”
  6. What made you want to become a teacher?
    • “Good role model teachers and coaches in high school.”
  7. What do you need to accomplish here at Rock Creek?
    • “Establish my teaching style and continue to learn of how to teach students.”
  8. Do you think that will be a problem?
    • “No, some ups and downs, but no.”
  9. What will your degree be in and from where?
    • “Social studies and from K-State.”
  10. What is your favorite moment here so far?
    • “Coaching football and going to sub-state.”
  11. If you were a kitchen utensil what would you be and why?
    • “Steak knife because I like steak.”

Daniel Knapp, with agriculture teacher David Holliday

  1. How are you doing?
    • “Well.”
  2. What subject do you teach?
    • “Eighth grade Ag Exploration.”
  3. Do you like it here?
    • “Yes.”
  4. Why or why not?
    • “Students have been welcoming.”
  5. Is this what you have wanted to do all your life?
    • “No, was going to run landscaping business.”
  6. What made you want to become a teacher?
    • “Dad, high school English teacher, and 18 other members of my family are.”
  7. What do you need to accomplish here at Rock Creek?
    • “Successfully teach and look professional.”
  8. Do you think that will be a problem here?
    • “No, kids are good which helps.”
  9. Where do you want to teach after you graduate?
    • “Somewhere near home.”
  10. What will your degree be in and from where?
    • “Bachelor science and Ag. Emphasis in Education at K-State.”
  11. What has been your favorite moment so far?
    • “Getting to take over and work with the kids for the first time.”
By Dylon Dunaway, Staff Writer
Photo by Devin Muir, Newspaper Editor in Chief

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