New teacher Q&A – Mr. Jamin Wernke

New Varsity boys basketball coach and teacher of College and Career Prep(CCP)

Q. What advice would you give students who want to become teachers?

A. Watch the best teachers we have and take a little bit from each one.  If you are yourself, and then add a little from the great teachers we have here, you will have a dynamite teacher

Q. What made you want to become a teacher?

A. I’ve wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.  Part of that is because that’s the easiest way to get into coaching.  I’ve also always wanted to teach the kids that others maybe didn’t want to.  I like finding creative ways to motivate different students

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. Hoosiers!  No doubt about it

Q. What’s your favorite food? 

A. Gallagher’s Pizza

Q. What are the benefits of teaching in the building when you are the basketball coach?

A. I was really hesitant to leave Holy Name, where I was before.  Since the first day of being in Room 001, I knew it was the right decision. The energy in the hallways is infectious. I love seeing all the familiar faces, especially the players that I’ll be coaching in just a few short weeks