New Teacher Profile – Mr. Schumacher

Leslie Loeza, Staff Writer

Mr. Schumacher has been a teacher for three years and a substitute for one year.

He chose St. Joseph because he knows a lot of people, and there were raves about how the community is, and he saw an opening from Mr. Q and applied right away.

“I was very open minded to going to a private school,” said Mr. Schumacher.

            Mr. Schumacher teaches Geometry because he is “certified to teach all types of math,” he said. This is his first year actually teaching Geometry, but has had a recent experience teaching it.

            “I like it a lot,” said Mr. Schumacher when I asked if he liked St. Joes. He said he’s never been part of a private school. “I like how the staff members are supportive and I actually know all the teachers,” he said.

            Mr. Schumacher said he is going to help out with baseball, probably Junior Varsity.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wants to become a teacher?

A: “Definitely make sure it’s something you love. Being a teacher is not a cake walk every day. It’s different from any other job. Nothing else is like teaching.”

Q: What prior education do you have?

A: “I attended and graduated from Northern Illinois with my bachelor’s degree.” He has also completed his master’s classes, but he needs to write his thesis to receive his master’s degree.

Q: What are three words that best describe you?

A: “Funny, hardworking, and nice…. sometimes.”

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: “Play a lot of baseball, softball, and golf, and watch an unhealthy amount of football.” He also likes to hang out with his friends and his girlfriend.

Q: What is your favorite band or singer?

A: “The Arctic Monkeys.”

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” –Vince Lombardi

Q: Do you like St. Joseph’s dress code?

A: “I’m not a tie person. I don’t mind wearing it when it’s cool though.”