Teacher Feature: Mr. Partner


Cami Focht

Mr. Partner was inspired to become a teacher by retired B-A educators.

I recently had the chance to sit down with Mr. Partner and talk to him about his life in and outside of school. Here’s what I found out from his answers to 15 of my questions.

Why did you start teaching and why did you decide to teach English?

To make a positive impact on young people’s lives.

Do you have any kids and if so, how many?

I have three kids: Alyson 13, Jalynn 11 and Bradyn 9.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Spending time with family, watching/coaching sports, and listening to music.

What’s your favorite food?

Chinese chicken and broccoli

What’s your favorite thing to teach in your English classes?

Articles of the Week

How old are you?


What’s your favorite color?


Who inspired you to become a teacher?

Two former teachers I had a B-A: Ms. Susan Kovensky (9th Grade) and Mr. Rich Tate (12th Grade)

What do you think our school needs?

Air conditioning

What’s your favorite TV show?

Sports Center

What’s your lucky number?


If you could travel anywhere, where would go?

Back to Disney!

What kind of Ramen noodles are your favorite—chicken or beef?


What’s your favorite brand of clothing?

Under Armor

Do you like student having iPads?

Yes and no. Technology increases student engagement; however, students must make smart decisions on their iPads, and now teachers have one more thing to manage in the classroom.

I hope you learned more about Mr. Partner after reading this article!