Teacher of the Month

by: Margie Dobson

Mr. Thacker graduated from Snow College and Utah State University.  His hobbies and interests are spending time with family, reading, listening to heavy metal music and riding his motorcycle.  He has seen Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer in concert.  He even met Dave Mustaine who is the singer for Megadeth.

The Denver Broncos is his favorite sports team.  His favorite super hero is Jack Bauer.  He misses the TV show 24 – (since it has been cancelled).  He likes anything spicy and nothing from McDonald’s.  Give him a Mountain Dew and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and he is a happy man.

You have probably seen his favorite quote in his classroom:

“Life is hard.  It’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne.

Mr. Thacker’s philosophy about teaching is:  You have to give respect to get respect.  You know this is true because his students respect him and appreciate his open door policy.  His room is always filled with students.

Mr. Thacker’s department appreciates him as a colleague.  He is the glue that keeps them together and on task.  He knows everything about computers and software, and if he doesn’t know something, he will find the answer.

We are fortunate to have such an outstanding teacher on its staff as Mr. David Thacker.