January Teacher Feature: Mr. Scott Vogelsong


Micah Fisher, Staff Writer

Me: How long have you been teaching?

V: 12 years.

Me: What’s a normal day like for you?

V: I come to school at 7:20, hit the cafe up for breakfast, then I help people manage their lives.

Me: If you weren’t a teacher what would you want to do?

V: Farmer or state park ranger; I like to be in the woods and outside.

Me: Are you glad that you decided to teach Spanish?

V: Yes, very much so. It is motivating to teach students who want to learn, but it is equally frustrating to teach students who don’t want to learn.

Me: What is the most important thing in your life?

V: My children, and helping my wife with Young Life.

Me: What is your pet peeve that students do in class?

V: They continually ask me the same question, expecting a different answer for some reason?? I mean…c’mon! And when they don’t prepare for tests/quizzes then are shocked when they do bad (…really)

Me: What is your favorite pastime?

V: Hunting, riding my dirt bike, swimming, and skiing.

Me: What is your favorite fast-food restaurant?

V: Wendy’s! There’s nothing bad on the menu.

Me: What is your favorite home-cooked meal?

V: Ham, green beans, and scalloped potatoes.

Me: If you could teach something other than Spanish, what would it be?

V: Autobody, or auto mechanics, because I love cars.