Get to know Mr. Walker

Mr. Walker is a new teacher in ES.

Mr. Walker is a new teacher in ES.

Elle Smith, Staff Writer

For the 2021-22 school year, we constructed a Q&A with our new extended services teacher, Mr. Walker.

Q: Where did you attend school?

Mr. Walker: “Clearfield Area High School, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.”

Q: When did you decide you wanted to work here?

Mr. Walker: “When I graduated College, I knew I always wanted to get back to the area.”

Q: Why did you decide to work here?

Mr. Walker: “I wanted to give back to the community and try to be a good role model and inspire students.”

Q: What type of work do you do at the school?

Mr. Walker: “I work up in extended services.  This entails working with students that need a little extra help with their grades and attendance.”

Q: What subject(s) do you teach?

Mr. Walker: “I teach Science and life skills.”

Q: What does an average day look like?

Mr. Walker: “I have a few students come in each period and I track their grades and work and try to help them get their work done.  If the students are all caught up on their work the students will either work on science or life skills depending on the class they are scheduled to take with me.”

Q: Where do you spend most of your time in the school?

Mr. Walker: “Room 402 and the hallways.”

Q: How are you liking your job so far?

Mr. Walker: “It’s great.”

Q: What are some challenges you’ve faced?

Mr. Walker: “Students not holding themselves accountable for their actions and grades. Another challenge is trying to motivate students.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

Mr. Walker: “Trying to inspire students to think bigger.  A lot of the students seem to think to be average.  But why be average when you can be great.  If you don’t try you will achieve average so, do not try for average.”