Teacher studies teaching
by OLIVIA JACOBS and KRISTINA WARD
Student teacher Jason Neago joined the school’s science department staff recently.
Mr. Neago said, “I was in the military and read a book called 3 Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. The book talked about education in the Middle East.
Instead of focusing on education there, I focused it here. My mom was a teacher for 35 years. Seeing her impact on her students made me want to become a teacher.”
Those students and teachers at the school who have met Mr. Neago seem to agree that he is an asset to the school. Sophomore Katrina Lakis said, “I like him. He’s nice and has a good teaching style. He’s very easy to learn from. And he makes things easy to understand.”
Sophomore Hanna Kim said, “He changes the class by including everyone and making it fun.”
In Elliott Bennett’s Biology class, Mr. Neago sometimes takes over to teach a lesson as part of his student teaching responsibilities
Sophomore Noah Kleinhenz said, “He’s enthusiastic. He makes me enjoy going to Biology class.”
Biology teacher John Nelson, who also has had opportunities to interact with Mr. Neago, said, “He’s a great guy with a great heart and a great mind.”