(Staff Member of the Month is chosen and voted on by Panther Press students.)
This month’s Staff Member of the Month goes to Coach Henderson. Coach Henderson teaches middle school science and P.E., and drives a bus.
Panther Press reporter Liz Guzman and editor Yareli Reyes learned a little more about the coach.
What is your favorite food?
MH: I like fajita nachos and chicken from any place that is good.
What is the hardest part of being a teacher?
MH: The hardest part about teaching is feeling that you have failed the students learning.
What is your favorite part of being a bus driver?
MH: Being able to meet the kids in the morning and putting a smile on their faces.
What type of music genre do you listen to?
MH: I listen to music like Def Leppard, ACDC, Guns and Roses, and every now and then country music.
How long have you been working as a bus driver and Teacher?
MH: This is my first year working as a bus driver but I did sub for a whole year so this might just be my second year.
How long have you been working as a teacher?
MH: I have been teaching for 18 years now.
Do you have any favorite TV shows/movies?
MH: I love the Goonies and any movie with John Wick in it.
Have you ever considered teaching any other subjects besides science?
MH: Nope I've always really liked science, I also teach P.E. but if I had to choose between those two I would go with science.
If you weren't a teacher what career path would you have chosen?
MH: I would probably be an electrician after my father.
Have you worked anywhere else besides Collinsville
MH: Yes, I did work at Ider for about 9 years and before that, I worked at Cherokee county for a few years.
What would you like to leave for your students after they leave your class?
MH: Everything happens for a reason. I actually had a talk with them the other day about this. In my life, everything has happened for a reason. The doors that were closed and the doors that were opened for me were all for a reason. I just want my students to know that everything happens for a reason.