Teacher Profile: Mr. Nance

1. How long have you taught here at the Kerman High School or Kerman in general?
Mr. Nance has been teaching in Kerman for 30 years, including the Kerman High school. This school year, the 2016-2017 school year, is his first full year at Kerman High in all his 30 years of teaching. He has taught at all schools in the district including: Kerman Floyd, Liberty, Goldenrod, and Sun Empire Elementary schools as well as the Kerman Middle school. He has enjoyed his time here.

2. What Period (time of day) is your favorite and why?
This year Mr. Nance’s favorite time or period is his renewed 3rd period. It is his Mariachi band that holds that period this year. It is completely new and was made from scratch this school year. It now holds a place dearly in his heart.

3. What is your favorite part about the high school?
His favorite part about the High school, or school in general, are the students, staff, and parents. He believes they are essential to daily life at school and in his life as a band teacher. He communicates with the parents, he teaches the students, and at the same time he socializes with other teachers.

4. What would you like to change about your teaching or teaching style?
He would like more technology added to the Band and Music Department. He would prefer more equipment added so that they can have better things to fit their musical needs.

5. What was high school like for you?
It was very fun for him to experience high school. He was in the band at his high school, Bullard high, in the 1970’s. He played the guitar at his school.

6. What teachers influenced you when you were in High School?
Most of the teacher that influenced him greatly were in the Music department like his Band Director. He influenced him so much that when he left high school, Mr. Nance decided to join the band in College and play in the Marching band as a musician in the Tournament of Roses, otherwise known as the Rose Parade.

7. Who is your Role Model?
His prime Role Model was his Father who he described as a “Firm and loving man.” He said that he was always a good example to him and others. Though he did say that both parents encouraged him throughout his lifetime. His father has passed away, may he Rest in Peace, though his Mother is still with us.

8. If you were to live anywhere in the World, where would you live?
Mr. Nance says he wishes that he could live somewhere near a beach. He would love to live in tropical weather where it is very warm. He has been to Costa Rica and loves the weather there.

9. What is your favorite hobby?
His favorite hobby is, as you probably know, playing the Guitar. He has played in all the bands he has taught and he usually does also play for himself from time to time. Though his other beloved hobby would be Bike riding.

10. What type of Music do you like? (Favorite Artist, Genre)
He likes all types of music, but his favorites would most likely have to be Jazz, Pop, and Classical music. He loves everything though really. His favorite Artists are the Beatles, as well as James Taylor.

11. What color best represents you and why?
Blue represents him best, and is his favorite color. He says it is a smooth and calm color. To him it is a soothing color to his eyes. After all his eyes are Blue.

12. What is your favorite book?
Mr. Nance’s favorite book is When Pride Still Mattered. It was written by the Author Vince Lombardi who was the former coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960’s.

13. What is your favorite food and drink?
He said Mexican food, Period. He doesn’t know why but he just loves the way it tastes. It just gives him wonderful flavors. And now that he is getting older he says he now prefers Coffee. He is starting to grow a necessity to it.

14. What is your favorite television show?
Mr. Nance’s favorite TV show, when he can watch TV, is Criminal Minds. Though he barely has time to watch TV when he can he watches reruns of the show. When he starts watching he can’t stop. He considers himself a binge-watcher.

15. If you were an animal which one would you be and why?
(Lion is optional but please use something else)
Though he could not think of an animal he could be, he said his favorite animal was Dogs. He says they are Loyal, Obedient, and that they are always happy, and that makes him happy. He has a dog and her name is Skye. He says she is well trained and she has had her since she was a puppy.

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