Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Neighbors: Jeff Fouquet

Jeff Fouquet is a Bonner Springs High School English teacher.

Jeff Fouquet is a Bonner Springs High School English teacher.

November 24, 2010

Occupation: I’m entering my fifth year as an English teacher at Bonner Springs High School, and I also teach at a small community college.

Place of birth: Scott City

Family: My wife’s name is Shanon and my two dogs, maybe the closest thing I’ll ever have to children, are Rowdy and Maya.

Q: When did you move to the area and what brought you here?

A: I moved to northeast Kansas in 2002 to get my master’s degree from (Kansas University). When I needed a teaching job, Bonner Springs needed a teacher, and things have been great ever since.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: Writing a book about my childhood was the scariest thing I’ve ever had to do. There was also that time I tried to grab an injured hawk with my bare hands …

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

A: Honor your commitments and live your own life, nobody else’s.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I love hiking, camping and kayaking, I read everything I can get my hands on, and I love to learn.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I’m still trying to figure that out, but I’ve always thought I would end up teaching in some capacity.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: I’d like to go to the waterfalls in Argentina and have them all to myself for a day.

Favorites:

Song: “Society,” by Eddie Vedder

Color: Black

Food: Good, hearty southern soul food or Tex-Mex cooking is the best.

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