By: Bre Crockett, Contributing Writer
Teachers all over the country dread the idea of missing a day of teaching.
Teachers all over the country dread the idea of missing a day of teaching. Missing one day of school means they have to go through the process of typing out their teaching plans, deciding what assignments their students can do in their absence and the most difficult task, finding a substitute to cover their class. However, Noah Davis had Centralia High School (CHS) covered.
At CHS, students get the opportunity to tutor students in a class they have previously had. To meet the requirements of the A+ program, the student has to fulfill a set number of tutoring hours during their designated class.
Earlier this month, Mr. Reynolds, a digital media and business teacher at CHS, was absent from his class. When Principal Dr. Matt Smith realized there was no substitute teacher for Reynolds’s Introduction to digital media class, he headed down there to take over. “I hustled down there to find the class already well into their work for the day, with Noah bouncing around helping students and keeping them on task,” stated Smith. “I joked to him that the school district probably owes him one class period of substitute pay!”
When asked why Davis felt the need to step in and help, he said, “I just did what Reynolds would have wanted,” and “So that Mr. Reynolds would not get behind on his teaching schedule.” He chose to A+ for Reynolds because he has an immense amount of respect for him and felt, “Mr. Reynolds could use an assistant to lighten the workload that comes with around 20 children with computers in front of them,” stated Davis.
On top of his dual credit and AP classes, Davis is involved in orchestra, SKRUBS, Beta Chi Pi and National Honor Society this year. He plans to go into genetic engineering after high school.