Teacher in Focus

Bob Lutz, Science, Madras Middle

by Celia Shortt

alt

[if "

Bob Lutz, 8th Grade Science, Madras Middle School 'Try to take what you've learned in the classroom and find the connection outside of [the classroom] walls.'

" isnot ""]

Bob Lutz, 8th Grade Science, Madras Middle School 'Try to take what you've learned in the classroom and find the connection outside of [the classroom] walls.'


Bob Lutz teaches eighth grade science at Madras Middle School. This year is his eighteenth year teaching.

Why did you become a teacher? 

When I was in the general workforce, I worked all the time. It was frustrating how few skills the people under me had. So, I thought I could incorporate those skills into students as a teacher.

What did you do before teaching? 

I was in swine production and raised pigs. I was manager at one of the world’s largest hog farms.

What is your favorite part of teaching? 

When I see that light bulb turn on - the “ah ha” moment, especially when it’s really an abstract concept.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?

 If I could do it all over again, I’d look into engineering or a veterinary science. I always wanted to be a veterinarian.

What do you do for fun?

 Hunting - deer and turkey, fishing, camping, outdoor activities

Do you have a family?

 I have two children in college. The youngest is the starting kicker at Georgia State. The older one wants to be a teacher, but more so wants to be a coach. My wife is the principal at Canongate Elementary. She made me come to her class while I was doing my career change to see if I really wanted to do it.

What is the one thing you want to tell students? 

Try to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and find the connection outside of these walls.



More Education

Teacher in Focus: Robin Travis

Robin Travis teaches second grade at Arbor Springs Elementary School. She has been teaching for 14 years. Why did you become a teacher?  ... Read More


Jones new principal of Winston Dowdell Academy

Kevin Jones has started the new school year as principal of Winston Dowdell Academy, the school system’s high school alternative schoo ... Read More


CEC offers health responder classes to its students

Learning how to extricate an injured motorist from a car accident may not seem like traditional high school curriculum, but for team members ... Read More


Education Briefs

Thames named to Belmont Dean’s List Julie Thames of Newnan qualified for the summer 2014 Dean's List at Belmont University in Nashvil ... Read More


New private school in Coweta County

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Optimus Academy is a new private school for elementary and middle students in Coweta County, and it’s ... Read More

Teacher in Focus: Donny Blacksher

Donny Blacksher teaches health and physical education at Smokey Road Middle School. He was the first football coach at SRMS and coached ther ... Read More