Mr. Darby has been teaching for 10 years, but that doesn't mean he doesn't experience something new every day. In fact, that's what he loves most about his job:
"Every day I am guaranteed at least one moment of pure joy."
With a masters in Literary Instruction from Walla Walla University and an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with an Art minor, Mr. Darby leads his students in new, creative learning techniques every day. This year he is most excited about exploring science and engineering projects with his class, an excitement his students share!
Mr. Darby worked previously teaching Preschool at Rivergate Elementary and K-2 at McMinnville Adventist Christian School. When asked why he became a teacher, he said:
"Children have a beautiful outlook on life and I enjoy exploring this incredible world with them."
That passion for learning impacts his students and their learning in a very positive way.
Fun Facts About Mr. Darby:
Bucket list item: Visit the world art fair in Venice, Italy
Least favorite food: Lima beans
Biggest fear: Being unprepared
Who I most want to meet: Any children's book author
Proudest accomplishment: A successful school year
Snack of choice: Mixed nuts
Qualities I most admire about others: A well-rounded perspective
What inspires me: Good teachers
As a kid, I always thought I would grow up to be a: Veterinarian
How I describe myself: Ready for anything
If I could be any literary character it would be: Sherlock Holmes, need I say more?
In my free time I like to: Be with my friends
Favorite place I've ever travelled: Santorini, Greece
Sport I love: Basketball
This store has a lot of my money: Any one of my favorite restaurants
My at bat song would be: Pink Panther theme song
If calories didn't count I would drink: Mint Oreo Milkshakes
Best movie ever was: Star Wars
Favorite color: Yellow