It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Jerry Knowles!
Shop Teacher/Football and Wrestling Coach
Tell us about your family:
I have been married for 28 years to Amy who is a professor of English education at Missouri State. We have two children, Lizzie is 20 and Nate is 14. Lizzie graduated from Rogersville in 2020 and Nate is currently a freshman at Rogersville.
How long have you been a teacher/worked in education?
What makes you passionate about education?
I love the positive relationships and watching kids progress.
What is your must-have classroom item?
Fresh air and sunshine. I love to open the shop door on nice days.
If you had to choose a different grade/subject to teach, what would it be?
High School History
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I have taught math, history, PE, Wood Shop and even a reading class. I have coached football, wrestling, track, tennis and even basketball.
What is one item on your bucket list?
Live on the water!
Thanks Jerry! We’re so glad you’re a Wildcat!