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There are many amazing teachers at this school, but I chose one awesome one to sit down and interview. He teaches a very important program at Blackstock and I feel we should acknowledge him. He is super incredible, funny, groovy, and the list goes on and on. This super cool teacher is Mr. Powers!

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 33 years.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy making stained glass windows and other artistic creations.  I also restore and collect antiques.

What is your favorite way to spend your free time or relax?

In my free time I LOVE to travel.  I enjoy different cultures and interesting
people.  I like to relax by looking out on a great expanse of natural

How do you like working here at Blackstock?

I love it…….which is why I’ve stayed here for over 30 years.  I never wanted to be a Greenie!

What made you want to become a teacher?

The great teachers I have had along the way inspired me to pursue this career.

How do you feel about teaching AVID?

I enjoy seeing students grow as capable individuals…..AVID provides many occasions to see this occur.

How does it make you feel knowing that you are making a difference in some students’ lives and/or their education?

Making a difference in the lives of other human beings is always a blessing and something to be grateful for anytime, anywhere.  I totally enjoy seeing my students WIN in the game of life.

What are some expectations you have for your students?

I want them to be happy and productive members of their families and society – in
that order.  Happy –  first and foremost.  I hope they will be able to be of service to others.

What are some aspects of your job that you enjoy the most?

Seeing smiles on the faces of students right before and right after a

What is some advice you can give  to future AVID students?

Face your fears.  You ARE capable of achieving your dreams.  Don’t let some
“Bozo” drag you down.

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