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Josh Waldron: Teacher of the Year

Josh Waldron: Teacher of the Year

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Josh Waldron is a 2006 BBC graduate. Originally from Waterbury CT, he now lives in the mountains of Waynesboro, VA with his wife, Kate, a 2007 BBC graduate, and their son, Blake.

While at BBC, Josh was in the Secondary Social Studies Education program. He is currently teaching World History and Social Studies at Waynesboro High School.

In addition to teaching, Josh also manages his own web design firm: Studio JWAL LLC.

Josh has a wide variety of interests, including web design, history, literature, theology, philosophy, cars, motorcycles, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and sports.

He was recently honored by being named Waynesboro High School Teacher of Year by the Waynesboro Rotary Club, a distinction he received in his first year of teaching.

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Insight Questions

What brought you to BBC?
I thought attending a smaller college that was close to home would be a wise decision for my first year of higher education.

What did you appreciate the most about BBC?
The simplest answer would be relationships. When I arrived at BBC as a freshman, God began to show me my spiritual deficiencies and immaturity through relationships. Frank Judson (my Resident Director), Kate, and all of my dorm friends made the BBC experience invaluable.

Why did you decide to teach?
I wanted to see teenagers develop critical thinking skills that would help them live a more thoughtful life. Teaching history seemed like a logical place to start.

What do you enjoy about teaching?
I never know what to expect. There are moments of great success and moments of great disappointment. Through both, I have the opportunity to influence lives and be stretched as an individual.

What are you teaching now?
This past year I taught World History I, which was a freshman class. and World History II, a sophomore class.

How do you feel about being named "Teacher of the Year"?
The students choose who receives the award, so it's really a great honor and encouragement to me.

How did you arrive at teaching in Waynesboro, VA?
I searched for Social Studies positions throughout northern Pennsylvania and the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Waynesboro was the school that wanted to hire me.

What is your career plan for the future?
I want to keep teaching Social Studies and managing my web design firm. If time allows, I also want to write a book about war and why it's incompatible with New Testament teachings.

Contact Information:
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Education:
B.S., Baptist Bible College

Learn more about the Secondary Social Studies Education Program here.

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Posted on: 6/18/2009 4:39:49 PM

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