Name of staff member: Justin Amos
Position in USD #435: High School Science Teacher and Girls Head Tennis Coach
Years in this position: Five years (currently in sixth year) as teacher, five years (currently in sixth year) as tennis coach (currently in second year as head coach)
What inspired you to go into education? Teaching and coaching my younger sister as kids helped me to see my gift and desire for teaching; a great college chemistry teacher that showed me a love for helping others learn and relating it to real life.
What brought you to Abilene? I believe it was God's plan for my family and I; Abilene was the first school to interview me and I didn't feel the need to interview with anyone else; Denise Guy, Mike Ford, and Shannon Heintz interviewed me and fully impressed me; Abilene seemed like a great community to raise a family and reminded me of my hometown of Colby.
A memorable teaching moment: A small propane tank nozzle malfunctioned in lab and quickly became a basketball sized fireball which began to ignite the lab table and melt the floor. I had my first experience using a fire extinguisher!