Making A Difference With Students Is Important To Teacher



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Student Isaac Morales works with Davidson during a science and math combined class.

Name: Scott Davidson

School and subjects taught: Rim Country Middle School —Science and Gifted Science and Pre Algebra combined (STEM) — all seventh-grade

College degree and major: BS Elementary Ed, BS Physical Science, MS Secondary Ed

Years teaching: 10

Why do you teach? I love science. I enjoy my students. It keeps me young. I can really make a difference.

Personal motto / words of wisdom: Life is short, eat dessert first (from my mom).

To succeed is to leave the world a better place than you found it. In the story of the boy throwing the starfish back into the sea — It made a difference to this one!

Family: Beautiful wife —Michele and son, Joseph.

Pet peeve: Laziness, video games, inconsiderate people driving off-trail and tearing up the forest.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, trail maintenance, playing with my boy.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: Jesus — I have so many questions!

Why Payson? I love the small town, the people and the surrounding forest.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? Mr. Taysom at Tempe High. He was my science teacher. He was wacky and was always trying cool experiments. He was also the sponsor for the biking club.

What was your favorite subject(s) in school and why? Science and math. I’ve always been pretty good at math, and science inspires me.

What was your favorite year in school and why? I’m still learning and I love it!


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