James Scheer is a science teacher for New Haven Middle School. He was born in Washington, Missouri but grew up here in New Haven. He then went to East Central College for two years before getting an education degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After college, he went to St. James for a teaching job. There he stayed for eight years until he moved back here because of his wife’s job. James’s reason for becoming a science teacher is mainly because he wanted to be an eye doctor, but it didn’t work out. He liked science in high school and had an interest in our world and how it works.
James was very interested in sports in high school and college. He played basketball and baseball for four years in high school and played two years of college baseball. He has also coached baseball and basketball for high schoolers; he coached basketball for nineteen years and varsity baseball for twenty-six years. He’s also coached various little league teams. These days, James likes to play golf.
James has three brothers and one sister. Dave, who used to teach in Union, John, the owner of Scheer Sales and Service, Tim, a teacher in New Haven, and Ruth, a retired teacher in New Haven. James wife is Angie, who works at Bank of Franklin County in this town. He has two children, named Erin and Emily. Erin is at the University of Missouri, and Emily is a senior here.
Before becoming a science teacher, James had various odd jobs such as cutting grass and construction work. Teaching has been his only permanent occupation. Fittingly with his current job, James’s favorite subject was Biology, and he enjoyed studying animals in particular. At one point, he considered becoming a conservation agent.
James has been teaching in New Haven for a whopping nineteen years. He has really enjoyed working here because it’s easy to get along with the students and other teachers. James’s favorite thing about New Haven is because it’s a small town, and he’s not very good with crowded places. He likes being around his family and the town size fits him.
Overall, James is very happy working here and is a great teacher. He grew up in this town and has been working here for a long time. “He’s a great teacher”, Christian Price states. Another student by the name of Bryce Grater says, “He’s nice!” Thank you for your years of work you’ve put in so far, Mr. Scheer! We all appreciate it!