George and Skele
George has been teaching for over fifty years. Sixteen of those years have been spent at Henderson Bay High School. The reason George came to Henderson was because he observed a teacher who formerly taught here. George noticed how he interacted with his students. So he took the first available opening at our high school.
His goal for this school year is to help his students appreciate life and education, pass their classes, graduate from high school and realize that life is a special gift. His greatest accomplishment to this date is that he has been teaching for as long as he has and still enjoys being a teacher.
Favorite movie? Lawrence of Arabia
Favorite music? 70’s & 80’s rock- The Rolling Stones
Favorite book? Shogun, The Hunt for Red October
Three words that describe you? Adventurous, loyal and trustworthy
Any hobbies? If so, what are they? Skiing, biking, gardening and climbing
Best memory from high school? Getting my driver’s license and having lots and lots of fun
Where did you attend college? The University of Puget Sound
Why did you become a teacher? I always wanted to be one and the subject matter interested me.
Why did you select Henderson as a place to go? When I taught at Gig Harbor High School, I knew a person that taught at Henderson Bay High School and I observed him and saw how he worked and interacted with the kids and waited about ten years for an opening at Henderson and jumped on it.
How long have you been here? Sixteen years
What do you enjoy most about Henderson? I most enjoy the kids first and the staff.
What is your main goal for this year? One of my goals is to help kids appreciate being alive, help kids pass their classes, appreciate education, graduate from high school and to help them realize that life is a gift that is very special.
Who was your all time favorite teacher and why? My all time favorite teacher was Dr. Ernie Karlstrom because he introduced me to real science.
Can you share three things on your bucket list? 1) Go to my wife to see the fall colors of New England, 2) raft the middle fork of Salmon River and 3) Live to be 100