Former Student Returns as Teacher
Zach Humrichouser (Class of 2012) has returned to his alma mater to start his student teaching and has already made a great impression at WHS.
Humrichouser was class president during all four years of high school, was a member of the varsity boys cross country and track teams for four years and also was a key role model for his fellow peers. Now he is looked at from a very different perspective. “It’s a surreal feeling walking through the hallways as a teacher now. I hope my experience will show current students that it is okay to come back to Wooster especially if you want to work in the school district”, Humrichouser said.
Returning to an alma mater could be either awkward or uncomfortable, but for this WHS veteran, that was not the case.
Humrichouser also said about why he came back to WHS, “WHS offers several history electives, as well as AP courses, that I would not have experienced at other schools in the area. I knew the teachers here are great and would challenge me everyday. If you want to be the best at something, you have to go and learn from the best.”
Humrichouser has been working in classes at WHS for about a month and has already started to make an impact on his students. Mr. Klein, the history teacher that will house Humrichouser until early December, says that he has already been helping him to teach classes since the first week of school and that he overall has a confident attitude in the classroom environment.
“Mr. Humrichouser has helped me a lot this school year so far. He can explain things to us that is confusing someone by giving good examples. He helps out when Mr. Klein can’t get to everyone and it really helps the class run smoothly.” Connor Niro (11) said.
Having an alumnus added to WHS’s teaching department has been a great example for current students, allowing them to see that high school will always have an impact on their futures.