2016-10-27

By Devin Reese, City Year Milwaukee, AmeriCorps Member at Bay View High School 

About my partner teacher... 

Scott Flood is a native of Milwaukee who graduated from Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisconsin. He spent eight years in the Army as a medic and served in Iraq from 2005-2006 & again in 2009-2010. He graduated with a B.A. in Broad Field Social Studies & History with a minor in Secondary Education from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has been a teacher for the last 4 years, teaching social studies – American History & Citizenship along with Economics. Additionally, Mr. Flood has coached football the past 9 years. He coached at Carthage College for three years & has been coaching at the high school level for 6 years. He is currently the Head Football Coach at Milwaukee Bradley Tech H.S.  

Why teaching... 

Mr. Flood realized he had a natural affinity for teaching while serving in the Army. He was an instructor for the Army, teaching combat lifesaving courses and EMT classes. He worked as a business promoter and as a recruiter for a security company before going into the teaching profession. He realized that teaching would be a perfect fit for him when he was done serving in the military.  

Hardest think about teaching...  

Balancing time for both lesson plans and grading.  

Favorite thing about teaching... 

Teaching is all about building student relationships. Students don't know "how much you know, until they realize how much you care," is a perfect statement as to why he's a teacher. He enjoys pushing students to grow and serves as a positive role model. Mr. Flood feels he has the real-life experience to guide students which can contribute to their success. He believes in teaching by being the positive example.  

City Year's influence in the classroom... 

Mr. Flood shared, "City Year has been a great, positive influence in my classroom. Mr. Reese (my City Year) has really worked hard to develop student rapport and create a positive learning environment in the class along with spending time to develop student growth. Mr. Reese has assisted with the development of my classroom to create a positive learning environment. He has been a great addition to my classroom, which the students enjoy.”

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