Meet the Teacher: QCHS’s Gabriel Gahn follows father into teaching

Name: Gabriel Gahn

School: Queen Creek High School

Queen Creek High School teacher Gabriel Gahn (Submitted photo)

Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek reminded me of my home town of Prescott AZ. Small Town feel, even though we have grown quite a bit lately. What I like most about what I do: Teaching is FUN. I would say most days are just all out fun. I try to mix things/lessons up to make it interesting for the students and myself. If I am happy the students will be happy.

Where did you come from: I am from Prescott, Arizona.

If I had picked a different occupation it might have been: Movie Director or working for the FBI. I wrote my senior English paper on being an FBI agent.

What I’m looking forward to most this school year: Every year is a different challenge, so I would have to say I look forward to the challenge. We also get a fresh new batch of students (customers) each year and I enjoy meeting them.

My vision for the school: The school vision is “Empowering a community of lifelong learners who embody service, pride and achievement.” “To help our students become GREAT adults who contribute to our society in a positive way”

People who inspired me (and how): My DAD! My father was my U.S. History teacher and my football coach in high school. I guess you can say I followed in his footsteps. He always had little sayings for just about everything. “Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk.” “If you are going to do a job, do it right the first time.” “Be honest in everything you do, people will remember that.”

One thing I want students to know about me: I was once in their shoes trying to make it through high school as well. It wasn’t easy, but easy compared to collage and adult life… me on this.

One thing I want parents to know about me: I will hold their child to high standards and will always be fair.

My advice to today’s youth: Go outside more and enjoy nature. Nature has a lot to teach us. Go camping and sleep on the ground by the fire you started with your own two hands. Gather and split firewood. Also use the words “please and thank you” more often.

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