Teacher of the Week: Mr. Eric Feather


Neveah Conte

Teacher of the week, Mr. Eric Feather, has worked at Tyrone for 22 years.

It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone, especially teachers. The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of their job in some way, yet the teachers at TAHS have been resilient, learning new methods of communication and instruction, changing their teaching plans at a moment’s notice, and doing their best to keep students on track through in-person and remote learning – sometimes both at the same time.

Each week of the 2021-2022 school year the Eagle Eye will spotlight a TAHS teacher who has gone above and beyond to help their students navigate high school during a global pandemic.

Congratulations to this week’s nominee – Mr. Eric Feather. In addition to his art classes, Mr. Feather teaches the video production class, produces the Channel T morning announcements, and manages the live streaming of Tyrone sports. Also, each year Mr. Feather is hard at work creating the sets for the high school’s musicals.

EE: Why did you become a teacher?

EF: I enjoy the moments when students seem to grasp a concept and build on it through continued effort and exploration.

EE: Why did you choose the subject you teach?

EF: I’ve always loved creating art and it’s what I am best at doing.

EE: What’s your favorite thing about teaching at Tyrone?

EF: The beautiful landscape, the seasons, and the people.

EE: What are some of your favorite hobbies and interests?

EF: It starts with an “A” and ends with an “RT”. I also enjoy art.

EE: What is some good advice you’ve been given as a teacher?

EF: Building self-confidence in students is the foundation for improving in art.

EE: What’s the hardest part of teaching and why?

EF: Dealing with the rapid changes that have taken place over the last several years.

EE: What are some jobs held before you got into teaching?

EF: Manufactured housing and pizza delivery.

EE: What is something that students might be surprised to find out about you?

EF: I have a full head of clear-colored hair.

EE: What’s your favorite movie?

EF: Young Frankenstein.

EE: What is your spirit animal? Why?

EF: The Golden Eagle of course!