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School News

May 13, 2014

MEET THE TEACHER

Brian Planker

Plainfield Community Middle School

Subject taught: 8th grade English

# of years teaching: 24

Family Info:

Amy - wife of 18 years

Annie - freshman

Paul - 8th grader

Mae - 6th grader

Bryn - 4th grader

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB: Who wouldn't want to surround themselves with 160 screaming, crying, babbling, whimpering, coughing, complaining, sneezing, poking, sleeping, primping, daydreaming, whining, wrestling, arguing 14-year-olds each day???  :)  Honestly, these young people make the job worthwhile.  If you're around kids, get ready for anything!  That's what makes the job enjoyable - variety.  Each day is different, and new challenges and achievements for the kids get me out of bed each morning.  As a Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor and middle school tennis coach, I also get to interact with the kids outside of class and know them on a more personal level, which is another great aspect of my job.  Ultimately, seeing the kids go on to succeed in life and knowing that I gave them a boost along the way is satisfying.

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