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Teacher of the Week: Mr. Josh Zupon


This week’s Eagle Eye Teacher of the Week is Tyrone Middle School Special Education teacher Josh Zupon.

Zupon is known for his kindness, enthusiasm, and patience with his students.

“Mr. Zupon not only puts his students first but also their families. He takes the time to build positive relationships with the entire family,” said fellow special education teacher Shannon Davis.

He is always enthusiastic and can brighten up anyone’s day.

“Mr. Zupon is always willing to talk when you pass him in the halls, when you see him he will always ask how you are doing and tell you to have a good day,” said junior Cami Weyer.

Zupon’s care for his student’s success is really inspiring and quite honestly moving.

“No matter what, the kids in his class always come first,” said paraprofessional Krista Morrison, who works with Zupon every day.

Many parents and students appreciate Mr. Zupon’s positivity which is why he was chosen as Teacher of the Week.

“Mr. Zupon deserves this as he truly goes above and beyond for his students. There are many challenges that come with his job, but he is able to take them in stride and show up ready to face them every day. Mr. Zupon also goes out of his way to greet all students and staff members when he sees them in the hall, which helps create a positive environment for all,” said middle school special education teacher Zack Sollener.

Tyrone Director of Special Education Jessica Anderson said that Zupon’s strength is his consistency and skill in shaping student behavior.

“He works hard to meet the individual needs of his students in his classroom. He often has contact with parents and former students that continues after leaving his classroom,” said Anderson.

Thank you for all you do, Mr. Zupon!

Eagle Eye: Why did you become a teacher?

Joshua Zupon: I wanted to coach college track and field. Once I got into education, I knew this was where I needed to be.

EE: Why did you choose the subject you teach?

JZ: I volunteered in some classes in high school and found an interest.

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

JZ: The students.

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

JZ: I spend time with my wife, Autumn, my daughter, Lilah, and my son, True. I like to watch Michigan football and work out.

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

JZ: Put people/students first.

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

JZ: I worked for the Altoona Water Department cutting grass.

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

JZ: I am extremely boring. I eat the same food for lunch every day and I go to bed at 7:30 every night.

EE: What’s your favorite movie?

JZ: Old School/Happy Gilmore

EE: What is your spirit animal? Why?

JZ: A deer.

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Fabria Brower
Fabria Brower, Staff Writer
Fabria typically publishes the Teacher Of The Week articles here at Tyrone, but outside of her life in the Eagle Eye room, she enjoys spending time out in nature, hanging out with her friends, and (like most teenagers) sleeping. Fabria is a senior at TAHS and this will be her third year working in the Eagle Eye room. She loves animals, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite things to do are hiking in the mountains and going on new adventures. Fabria is a very open-minded person who is ready to give the Eagle Eye audience the stories they deserve!

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