Name: Aaron Koehn
What do you teach? Sixth grade at Patriot Elementary School
Experience: This is my second year teaching.
Hobbies: Rock ‘n’ roll music, books, film. (See how I used the term “film” instead of movies? That shows you I’m an expert.)
Who or what influenced you to become an educator? I come from a long line of educators, so you could say it’s in my blood. However, the energy I get from kids when I step into a school is so strong and stimulating that I can’t think of any other vocation that could offer a comparable setting.
How do you spend your summer vacation? I have three young daughters, so when I’m not putting food in them or reminding them to go to the bathroom, I try to sleep. I also own a 100-plus-year-old house, so I’m frequently repairing it or waiting for something to break and need repair.
What’s the most rewarding part of being an educator? Watching the growth a class of children makes, both intellectually and emotionally, through the course of a year, and knowing that you played a part in that is extremely rewarding. Also, they almost always have delicious baked goods in the teachers’ lounge.
If I weren’t a teacher, I’d be ... president of the United States, astronaut, four-time Olympic triathlon gold medalist or dictator of a small island nation.