Nick Kuhle, Hoover Middle School

Position: 6th grade Math

Years Teaching: 6 years

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, fitness, human movement, pool, and badminton

What do you enjoy most about teaching? Joking around with the kids and laughing with them.

What do you find most challenging about teaching? The 5%.

Best tip for new teachers: The behavior you allow is the behavior you’ll get.

Best tip for career teachers: Separate personal and professional while always making time for yourself!

Favorite piece of advice for students: Go read the instructions again!

What being a Gold Star Teacher means to you: It means I’m on the right path and my colleagues at Expo really shaped me as a teacher and my team at Hoover have also continued to push me in the right direction. Plus, I think it shows that my parents did a pretty good job of raising their son and I know they find joy in my accolades. It’s a team effort when you’re a teacher and I wouldn’t have won this award without help from many individuals along the way.

Watch Nick Kuhle’s Gold Star Video here!