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What is your name? Jeremy Engen
What made you want to get into teaching?
I was the "new kid" my junior year of high school and I had a really tough two years finishing high school because my classmates bullied me everyday, during every hall passing. During that time I battled a lot with my self-esteem and self-worth and it was my English/Theater Teacher and Choir Director that took me under their wing and helped me become the star that I am today. I became the teacher I am today because I wanted to emulate what they did for me and help students who feel lost and don't fit in. Everyone has a place to fit, it just isn't the easiest to find sometimes. I think about all the tough days I had being bullied in high school and I get to be the difference now and help my students who were just like me. My teachers pushed music and writing and it saved me; I owe them that and I "do me" everyday to fullest so I can make a difference just like they did for me.
What do you like to do when you are not teaching or at school?
I love singing and I like being able to see my friends. Most of the friends that I'm close with I met in college choir, so most of our hang outs include jamming out and harmonizing together. Music is the source that gives me life and I make sure I sing a riff or vocal run everyday so I stay alive. My top musical influences are: Queen, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce.
Sum up in three words what were you like in high school.
Different, Edgy, & Musical
Which one word would you use to sum up your teaching style?
If you weren't teaching the subject you are now, what would you want to teach instead?