October Renaissance Teacher of the Month: Christopher Shedd

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Sarah Christofer

Mr. Christopher Shedd has been teaching at Tyrone for 12 years after 20 years in corporate restaurant management.

Eagle Eye: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Christopher Shedd: “I was looking for a new career after 20 years in corporate restaurant management. At the Huntington county fair, my high school trigonometry teacher suggested, “you ought to be a teacher!”

I don’t think most students realize how nice it is here. All of my friends that teach or coach in other districts are always complaining about everything at their schools”

— Chris Shedd

EE: How long have you been teaching?

CS: “12th year here, two and a half years at Juniata Valley.”

EE: Have you taught anywhere else other than Tyrone?

CS: “JV: long term sub twice” 

EE: What is your favorite teaching memory?

CS: “My first students in the middle school dedicated their yearbook to me the year they graduated” 

EE: If you had chosen not to teach, where would you be now?

CS: “No idea! Probably an environmental engineer.” 

EE: Where did you attend high school? And college?

CS: “Juniata Valley. Penn State (3 times and twice successfully!)”

EE: What are some of you favorite hobbies?

CS: “Traveling, cooking, sports, and hunting”

EE: Anything else you would like to add?

CS: “Just that this is a great school. I don’t think most students realize how nice it is here. All of my friends that teach or coach in other districts are always complaining about everything at their schools.”