Jordan Willimann, a New Haven alumni, has been at New Haven Middle School for about 2 years, taking Mr. Carey’s position as the Math and P.E. teacher. In addition to teaching, he also coaches middle school boys basketball and varsity baseball.
Mr. Willimann was asked if he had felt any pressure taking Mr. Carey’s position. Mr. Willimann stated, “I did put pressure on myself. Mr. Carey taught me and was a leader in the school. He was a great teacher and I knew I had a big void to fill with him leaving.”
Before taking this position, he went to college at Maryville University, and like most people, he had a few options in mind when it came to his future career-- teaching and becoming an engineer. The decision was tough but he eventually made it.
Mr. Willimann later mentioned, “My freshman year of college, I took a class that traveled to different schools and observed and worked with students. After that, I knew teaching was the profession I wanted to go into.”
Mr. Williman commented, “My family has been very supportive of my career choice and has been helpful wherever I've taught.”
There can be some downsides to teaching, however, as Mr. Willimann stated, “There is a lot of work that teachers have to put in outside of school, but I think it is all well worth it.”
When talking about the upsides, Mr. Willimann asserted, “Helping my students every day and watching them grow personally and academically throughout the school year.”
As we all know, teaching can be troublesome at times, but Mr. Willimann is staying positive and continuing his career one day at a time.