By Mike Brewer; The Whetstone

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: About 18 years


Q: How has teaching changed for you over the years?

A: My very first class I knew about the job, but as far as having a plan on how to teach, I learned as I went along, so my learning how to teach has gotten better


Q: What kind of classes do you teach?

A: In the fall, microcomputer applications, which is my first time teaching that, and academic success strategies, which are freshman classes. In the spring, I teach two upperclassmen classes, which are sports entrepreneurship and sports communications.


Q: What is your favorite class to teach?

A: Academic strategies


Q: Why is it your favorite?

A: I feel like I get stuff out of the class because it’s a lot of good strategies on how to handle adversity, make good choices; also it helps with study skills, but I like the class because of personal development


Q: Do you get any rewards from teaching?

A: Well, getting paid, but also intrinsic rewards because it makes you feel good when the students learn something


Q: What was your major in college?

A: I started undeclared. I was unsure of what I wanted to do, but I ended up majoring in communications.


Q: What made you choose that major?

A: A senior quarterback told me to check out his radio show, so I did, and when I got there I thought to myself, man, this is pretty cool


Q: What was your worst or most interesting job as a student?

A: Working in the cafeteria was an interesting job. I remember making 80 sandwiches on one of the road trips I went on. Before we went on the trip, I can remember being tested a little. Someone was throwing something on the counter where the drinks were, thinking they were funny, so it was challenging being able to keep my cool in that situation.


Q: Where were you born and raised?

A: Wilmington Del. lived on Scott Stree until I was about 8, and then moved to Clayton Street, which is two blocks up


Q: Do you have any favorite movies?

A: When I was in college. I loved Goodfellas


Q: Why?

A: We always watched Goodfellas back then.


Q: Do you have a favorite book, poem, or screenplay?

A: Some of the books from my doctor on teen culture. There’s this one that this high school coach wrote that’s pretty interesting.


Q: What is your favorite music genre or artist?

A: I like all kinds of music but I grew up in the city and 94.7. It used to be a rock station and it changed to country, and I never changed it on my dial. I like country now.