Name of Staff Member: Tim Klein
Position in USD#435: Interrelated Resource Room Teacher/ JV Boys Basketball Coach
Years in this position: Six years
Previous teaching experience: Mill Creek Valley USD 329 in Alma: USD 320 in Wamego; USD 429 in Hoxie; USD 498 Valley Heights, Waterville-Blue Rapids.
What inspired you to go into Education: I was inspired by two of my teacher/coaches in school and wanted to pass on what they had given to me, an excitement to learn and chance to enhance the lives of young people.
A memorable teaching moment: Teaching a concept to a student who struggles with the concept at first and then later when the concept is reviewed again, the student who struggled the most is actually the one leading the discussion in the class with a complete comprehension of the concept.
Not only did the concept stick, they learned the concept completely enough, to be able to teach others, that is the excitement of teaching.