January Renaissance Teacher of the Month: Mr. Eric Feather

Every month the Renaissance Club selects one teacher or staff member to be the Teacher/Staff of the month


Paige Umholtz

Mr. Eric Feather

Eagle Eye: What inspired you to become a teacher?

Eric Feather: “I enjoy working and communicating with others. I get a great sense of satisfaction from producing art and I wanted to share this experience with others.”

EE: How long have you been teaching?

EF: “This is my 24th year of teaching.”

EE: Have you always taught at Tyrone? If not, where else?

EF: “I taught for six years at Bel Air High School in Maryland.”

EE: What is your favorite memory as a teacher?

EF: “There are too many memories to narrow it down to just one. I always enjoy the expressions on students’ faces when they win an award at the annual art show. Those are some of my favorite memories.”

EE: If you weren’t teaching right now, what do you think you would have done with your life?

EF: “I’d be painting in my studio or painting a landscape on site somewhere within a 200-mile radius.”

EE: Where did you attend high school?

EF: “I attended Bedford High School.”

EE: Where did you attend college?

EF: “I attended Indiana University of PA and Towson University of Maryland.”

EE: What’s your favorite book?

EF: “The book I read almost daily is the Bible. I am a bit of a history buff, especially Civil War era. I’ve read the Civil War trilogy by Shelby Foote several times.”

EE: What is your favorite sport and sports team?

EF: “I always look forward to baseball season. I’ve learned to relax and enjoy the game even when the Pirates are losing.”

EE: What are some of your favorite hobbies?

EF: “Painting, painting and painting ….and biking, cooking, and eating.”